The Arkansas History Commission is pleased to announce the release of “Traveled through a fine country—The Journal of Captain Henry Brockman, Company K, 10TH Missouri Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A.”
Henry Brockman lived in Miller County, Missouri, and when the Civil War began he enlisted as a First Lieutenant in Company K, Tenth Infantry Regiment. During his time in the military he described his daily activities, the places he visited, and the people and things he saw. As Brockman “traveled through a fine country,” his tour of duty took him to major battles in Arkansas, including stops at Prairie Grove, Jacksonport, Pocahontas, Yellville, Des Arc, Helena, Lit-tle Rock, Benton, Arkadelphia, Warren, and Camden, and in Louisiana at Shreveport, Pleasant Hill, and Mansfield.
Away on medical leave after being wounded at the Battle of Mansfield, Brockman missed the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry, but he rejoined his unit near Camden, where they camped during the winter of 1864-1865. After the war, Brockman returned briefly to Missouri, before moving his family to Star City in Lincoln County, Arkansas. He died there July 27, 1881. For over 100 years, the Arkansas History Commission has preserved Brockman’s writings.
“Traveled through a fine country” can be purchased from the History Commission for $15.00, plus $2.00 ship-ping, if mailed. For a copy of the order form, please contact us.
Arkansas History Commission
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201