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Little Rock under the Gun

By Don Roth   The Federal successes at Vicksburg and Helena made possible an expedition to the Arkansas capital. On July 31, Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele arrived from Vicksburg to…

Reorganization and Defense

By Don Roth   Gen. Theophilus Holmes formally handed command of the District of Arkansas to Maj. Gen. Sterling Price on July 23. Price enjoyed immense popularity with both enlisted…

Common-Sense Forestry

By Lieutenant Governor Mark A. Darr Arkansas residents understand the importance of the forest products industry to our state’s economy.  Several reports released in the past underscore the impact of…

Summer brings danger of nitrate, prussic acid poisoning in cattle

  Fast facts: Dry summers may bring threat of nitrate, prussic acid poisoning in cattle Management tactics can help prevent losses in herds Drought can turn ordinary forages into sources…

The Campaign for Little Rock Begins

By Don Roth   Port Hudson in East Louisiana and south of Vicksburg, capitulated on July 9to Union Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks. Maj. Gen Franklin Gardner had defended the…

We Have Lost in Every Way

By Don Roth   As the day waxed sultry hot, the battle of Helena was all but over at 11 A. M. Brig. Gen. James Fagan’s brigade had achieved the…

Pet Talk: Adopting an Older Pet

  There’s no mistaking it, baby pets are adorable and many grow up to become magnificent companions. Unfortunately pet owners often forget the trouble involved with raising a pet from…

Thinking about Juicing? What You Should Know 
Before You Start

 Juicing Icon Offers 5 Tips for Beginners and Veterans Alike; Happiness & 
Well-Being a Key Ingredient By Cherie Calbom It’s no longer just celebrities, world-class athletes and alternative-lifestyle hippies turning…

Don’t Bring Bambi Home!

  We’ve all done it before. You see a cute, seemingly hungry animal in the wild and instantly start thinking of names and working out how you will care for…

The Battle of Helena

By Don Roth While in conference with his division commanders, Confederate General T. H. Holmes declared the Helena defenses more formidable than he had thought. The rugged terrain features of…