This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of photocopies of letters, orders, telegrams and field returns, primarily from members of the Army of Missouri.
Collection of the official records of the Civil War began as early as 1864. Following the capture of Richmond and the end of the war, the records of the Confederate government also came under the care of the War Department in Washington. The Confederate records were designated the Rebel Archives. In 1867, Congress passed a law providing for the preservation and publication of both the Union and Confederate records. Captain Robert N. Scott was appointed to oversee publication, while Confederate General Marcus J. Wright was appointed to collect additional materials from throughout the Southern states. The majority of the materials in this collection are photocopies of items from the Rebel Archives.
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893
Cabell, William Lewis, 1827-1911
Clark, John Bullock, 1831-1903
Dobbins, Archibald S., ca. 1827-1870
Fagan, James Fleming, 1828-1893
Jackman, Sidney Drake, 1826-1886
Lindsay, D. Herndon
Maclean, Laughlan A.
Magruder, John Bankhead, 1807-1871
Marmaduke, John Sappington, 1833-1887
Missouri -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Price, Sterling, 1809-1867
Price's Missouri Expedition, 1864.
Salt Fork (Mo.)
Shelby, Joseph Orville, 1830-1897
Smith, Edmund Kirby, 1824-1893
Thompson, Meriwether Jeff, 1826-1876
Restrictions on Access
Restrictions on Use
Non-circulating, in-house use only.
Price's Missouri Expedition and other Civil War materials, MSS.03.26, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute
Copies purchased from the National Archives and Records Administration, 2003