Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas and an interesting link

Not much of a blog today but here goes. First off I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Happy Holidays!

Here is an interesting link that I found and it is very interesting because it is related to Arkansas history. Like Florida the state isn't remembered as a Confederate state but it was part of the Confederacy. The webpage has tons of information on Arkansas and its role in the Civil War. This site would be a great find for anyone interested in history too because it divides Arkansas history into time periods. The Civil War and Reconstruction is one. World War II is another. Check it out and enjoy.



rebecca said...

I'm curious -- why would you say that Arkansas isn't remembered as a Confederate state?
I'm one of the contributers to the Arkansas Encyclopedia, and I'm glad you like it.

Mike said...

I meant that the state isn't the first one that most people think of. Most think of Virginia because that theatre has dominated the literature for decades. Tennessee and Georgia are others because the battles that took place there were more famous.

I celebrate Arkansas as an important part of the Civil War. They were brilliant fighters and Pea Ridge is an overlooked battle. My comment wasn't meant as a put down to the state of Arkansas or their contribution.