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Encumbered by Over 1000 Sick

By Don Roth   Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele had arrived at Helena on orders from Gen. Grant and took command of 6000 troops of all arms, with orders from a…

Invasion Force Crosses White River

By Don Roth   For the past two or three weeks, citizens of central Arkansas had focused on the grim realization of residing in enemy controlled territory. At this time…

Pet Talk – Children and Pets: The Benefits and Risks

Whether they want it to bark, purr, slither or squawk, there comes a time when a pet appears on nearly every child’s birthday wish list. For most parents, this decision…

How to Make a Date with Your Soul


 Nature Photographer Shares 3 Tips for Getting 
Out of the Grind and Into Well-Being By Noelle Meade-Izzi By a large margin, Americans hate their jobs, according to a recent Gallup…

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…