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Arkansas Civil War Resources


The most extensive collection of historical data is contained in the official archives for the state of Arkansas. Part of their mission is to encourage historical work and research. Although, it would be impossible to make all of the material available on-line, selected material as well as forms for ordering information are available.

The Center promotes interdisciplinary study of the Civil War. Its well-maintained Web page describes the Center's projects provides and a general index to historic sites. 

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized database containing basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War. The initial focus of the CWSS is the Names Index Project, a project to enter names and other basic information from 6.3 million soldier records in the National Archives. The facts about the soldiers were entered from records that are indexed to many millions of other documents about Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Trust promotes the Discovery Trail nationally to the media and through the publication Civil War Sites: The Official Guide to Battlefields, Monuments, and More, published by Globe Pequot Press. More than 30,000 copies of the Guide have been sold. The Guide and its predecessors have been featured in USA Today, The Washington Post, Historic Traveler, Southern Living, and many other publications. The Guide provides brief descriptions of individual sites, together with driving directions, maps, and other visitor information.

A major contributor to Arkansas Civil War information on the net.  Mr. Gerdes has passed away but the site is maintained by Brian Howerton, Jeri Helms Fultz and Jim Martin.  Lots of Rosters & Links listed.

A list of the major battles in Arkansas and on the borders of the state. A must for those enthusiasts planning a summer vacation in Arkansas.

"Manuscript Resources for the Civil War" was compiled in 1990 by Kim Allen Scott.   We have mounted the entire guide on our web site; it contains brief descriptions of more than 200 collections.   In addition, we have the finding aids to many manuscript collections mounted on line, with a subject-heading for Civil War, that includes collections processed since the publication of the guide ten years ago.