White County Historical Society Meeting, October 25, 2010
CONTACT:
Bill Leach
801 S. Benton St.
Searcy, AR 72145
Ph: (501) 593-6883
http://www.argenweb.net/white/
weleac@cablelynx.net
Alan Thompson of Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park will make a presentation on Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae at a combined meeting of the White County Historical Society and the Civil War Round Table of White County. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Harding Place Retirement Center at 801 S. Benton St. in Searcy. The public is invited and welcome to attend.

White County Historical Society Meeting, October 25, 2010CONTACT:Bill Leach801 S. Benton St.Searcy, AR 72145Ph: (501) 593-6883http://www.argenweb.net/white/weleac@cablelynx.netAlan Thompson of Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park will make a presentation on Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae at a combined meeting of the White County Historical Society and the Civil War Round Table of White County. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Harding Place Retirement Center at 801 S. Benton St. in Searcy. The public is invited and welcome to attend.

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New cemetery cell phone tour launched
Little Rock once again added itself to the National Register of Historic Places with a new cell phone listening tour of the Oakland-Fraternal Cemeteries. You do not have to be at the cemetery to listen to the stories.


Try out the tour call: 501-708-0011
Here is a list of stop numbers:
OAKLAND – 1 Bernie Babcock – 2 Baby Land – 3 & 83 Roy Beard Sr. – 4 Henry C. Caldwell – 5 William L. Copeland – 6 Hilda Cornish – 7 George K. Cracraft – 8 Catherine C. Cunningham – 9 William C. Faucette – 10 Fletcher Family – 11 & 84 Gillam Family – 12 Charles S. Hafer – 13 Andrew Hunter – 14 Daniel W. Jones – 15 Kallinikos Kanellas – 16 William M. Kavanaugh – 17 John Kennedy – 18 Frederick Kramer – 19 Mandelbaum Family – 20 Clara A. McDiarmid – 21 Robert H. McKay – 22 Old Gate – 23 Pankey Family – 24 Henry N. Pierce – 25 Reichardt Family – 26 Harmon L. Remmel – 27 Jenny Delony Rice – 28 Asa Richmond – 29 John S. Roane – 30 Logan H. Roots – 31 Uriah M. Rose – 32 Annie Schoppach – 33 Tom Slaughter – 34 James H. Southall – 35 Charlotte E. A. Stephens – 36 Charles E. Taylor – 37 Tillar Family – 38 Daniel P. Upham – 39

NATIONAL – 40

CONFEDERATE – 41 Albert Rust – 42
FRATERNAL – 43 John E. Bush – 44 Childress – 45 D. B. Gaines – 46 Mifflin W. Gibbs – 47 Gillam Family – 85 J. E. Henderson – 48 John A. Hibbler – 49 Ish Family – 50 John M. Robinson – 51 Calvin Sanders – 52 Carrie Still Shepperson – 53
OAKLAND MAUSOLEUM – 54 Jacob Trieber – 55 Herman Kahn – 56
JEWISH OAKLAND B’NAI ISRAEL – 57 Charles Abeles – 58 Leo Bott – 59 Mathias A. Cohn – 60 Mark M. Cohn – 61 Bluma D. Gans – 62 Dave Grundfest Sr. – 63 Max Hilb – 64 Ike Kempner – 65 Barney Levine – 66 Jacob Menkus – 67 Gus Ottenheimer – 68 Philip Pfeifer – 69 Louis Reinman – 70 Irene G. Samuel – 71 Theo Sanders – 72 Ira Sanders – 73 Ben Thalheimer – 74 A. Allen Weintraub – 75
AGUDATH ACHIM – 76 Charles Alman – 77 Harold Geiler – 78 Maxi Itzkowitz – 79 Robert Sakon – 80 Andre Simon – 81 Abe Tenenbaum – 82

We also had a Civil War dedication this weekend down at Old Rondo Cemetery in Miller County. I was not able to make this one, but thankfully Kay Tatum brought us pictures back. Thanks Kay!
The new historical marker reads:

Confederate Records Stored at Rondo
When Gen. Frederick Steele’s Union army invaded southwest Arkansas in April 1864, threatening the Confederate state captial at Washington, Gov. Harris Flanagin moved the state archives to Rondo, where they were deposited in James Abraham’s store. Editor John Eakin moved the press andtype for the Washington Telegraph to Rondo for safekeeping during the Union invasion. Some of the Cnfederate soldiers detailed to guard the government records died and were buried in the Rondo Cemetery before the records were returned to Washington.
Arkansas Sesquicentennial Commission
Albert Pike Chapter no. 1057, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

Cannon Firing Demonstrations

September 20, 2010

September 25, 2010
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cannon Firing Demonstrations with Walkers Light Artillery
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Meeting place: Dogtrot House
Prairie Grove

Cannon firing demonstrations are scheduled every hour today. See the smoke, hear the boom, smell black powder burning, and feel the Civil War experience come to life. Contact the park for further details. This demonstration is presented by volunteer reenactors from the Walkers Light Artillery.
Admission: Free

CONTACT:
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
506 East Douglas Street
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Ph: (479) 846-2990
prairiegrove@arkansas.com

Life of William E. Bevens

September 20, 2010

The Life of William E. Bevens
Jacksonport State Park

6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Meeting place: Campground
Newport

Listen as Mr. Bevens, a former resident of Jacksonport, describes his life in Jacksonport and his experiences during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Admission: Free

CONTACT:
Jacksonport State Park
205 Avenue Street
Newport, AR 72112
Ph: (870) 523-2143
jacksonport@arkansas.com

Civil War Weekend
November 6 – November 7, 2010
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Civil War was one of the most trying times in our nation’s history. During Civil War Weekend, visitors will walk the streets of a town touched by the hand of war. We will interpret the social and political issues leading up to the struggle as well as its last two years (1863 – 1865) when Washington was Confederate Capital of Arkansas. Re-enactors from across the region will present living history demonstrations, including combat scenarios, throughout the weekend. Tours of the many historic homes and buildings of the town as well as surrey rides will be available. Contact the park for a detailed program schedule.
Admission: $8 adults, $4 children

CONTACT:
Ph: 870-983-2684, HistoricWashington@arkansas.com

Civil War Round Table of Arkansas and Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission shared a link.

New Interpretive Panels in Helena
The first of the Civil War Interpretive panels are now up in the Kelly Courtyard. This is the first step in a very exciting project!
By: Main Street Helena

David O. Dodd
Camp No. 619

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Invites You To Be Part of the Eighth Annual Civil War Gun and Relic Show

Civil War Living History

September 25, 2010

at the Historic Shoppach House

(Corner of Main and Military Road)

House Will Be Open for Tours

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION

Suzy Evans has an unusual website named the “History Chef” where she blogs about food in the course of history.

Civil War Rations and Hardtack Crackers

Very interesting. Check it out.