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  • Brown Bag Lecture: Battle of Arkansas Post at Old State House Museum


    1/9/2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    
  • Price: free
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  • Location: Old State House Museum
  • Address: 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Description:

    150 years ago, a Union Army of 30,000 men, backed by a flotilla of Union gunboats, attacked the 5,000-man Confederate garrison at Arkansas Post. Despite the uneven odds, the Confederate defenders fought a desperate two-day battle that led one Union soldier to write, “While it lasted, Shiloh was nowhere.”

    The Battle of Arkansas Post was the first step in a year-long campaign that would split Arkansas and see Union troops in control of the Arkansas River Valley.

    Speaker Mark Christ, community outreach director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will present this lunchtime lecture.

    Participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch; soft drinks and water are provided.

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