Arsenal Crisis - Little Rock, Arkansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 34° 44.295 W 092° 15.903
15S E 567278 N 3844262
Quick Description: Historical marker giving brief history of events near the start of the Civil War at the Little Rock Arsenal.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2010 9:16:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM97BA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member *TnT*
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Long Description:

Text of marker:

The  Arsenal Crisis

The Civil War could have begun at this U.S. Arsenal.  As other states seceded, rumors that reinforcements were heading for the Arsenal led around 1,000 militia from south and east Arkansas to demand the surrender of the garrison.  On Feb. 12, 1861, Capt. James Totten, with no orders from his superiors, abandoned the Arsenal "to avoid the cause Civil War."  Little Rocks' ladies gave him a sword to show their appreciation of his action.  Two months later, Ft. Sumter was attacked.

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