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New Civil War 150 Podcasts! Dooley's Ferry Marker! ACWSC E-Newsletter

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Welcome to the e-newsletter of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. Newsletters will be sent out periodically to keep readers up to date on recent activities of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, which is housed in the Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Please feel free to forward this newsletter to a friend.

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IN THIS ISSUE:

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION ADDS FIFTEEN NEW PODCASTS TO WEBSITE

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES HEMPSTEAD COUNTY HISTORICAL MARKER

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ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION ADDS FIFTEEN NEW PODCASTS TO WEBSITE

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has added 15 new podcasts about the state’s Civil War history to its website, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

The new podcasts were created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The new offerings include:

* Dr. Kelly Jones of Austin Peay State University on the 54th United States Colored Troops

* Tom Wing of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith on Civil War veterans in the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the diary of a Union soldier from Kansas, and an 1864 attack on a Union supply vessel

* Josh Williams of Historic Washington State Park on Washington, Arkansas, in 1865

* W. Stuart Towns of the St. Francis County Historical Society on post-war efforts to rebury and memorialize Confederate soldiers and post-war reunions

* Louis Intres of Arkansas State University on the tragic explosion of the steamboat Sultana

* Rebecca Howard of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville on the Grand Army of the Republic, a Union veterans organization, in Arkansas

* Peggy Lloyd of the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives on African American legislator Richard Samuels

* Sonny Rhodes of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Little Rock’s feuding Civil War-era newspaper editors

* Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission on the steamboat Homer and the battles at Ashley’s Station and Bayou Fourche.

The podcasts can be accessed at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/research-education/podcasts/.

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ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES HEMPSTEAD COUNTY HISTORICAL MARKER

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved an application for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Hempstead County, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

The marker, which is sponsored by the Hempstead County Historical Society, will commemorate the Confederate fortifications at Dooley’s Ferry on the Red River and a later African American church and cemetery on the site. The marker will be placed south of Hempstead County Road west of Highway 29 South near Spring Hill.

Through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker Program, the ACWSC works with local partners to help tell the stories of how the Civil War affected communities around the state. The Commission hopes that there will be at least one marker in each of the state’s 75 counties by the end of the commemoration in 2015. Counties that currently do not have Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers are Bradley, Calhoun, Hot Spring, Howard, Lawrence, Polk and Sharp.

To date, 124 markers in 68 counties have been approved. Marker applications are available at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/historical-markers/markers.aspx.  


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