“The most striking feature of the book is its color flag artwork and photography, the presentation of which is enhanced by nice quality glossy paper.”
—Civil War Books and Authors
From the end of 1860 through the spring of 1861, representatives from throughout Arkansas gathered to discuss the option of secession. The question had been put to the legislators multiple times, but Unionist tendencies prevailed in Arkansas, and the state was not among the first to secede. On May 6, 1861, however, the representatives of the “Nary One” state met and decided that Arkansas belonged with her Southern brothers and voted 69 to 1 to dissolve their ties with the federal government.
Throughout the course of the Civil War, Arkansas furnished sixty-five thousand men to serve in defense of the South, and each of the companies and regiments proudly bore a banner to represent their cause. In this painstakingly researched study of Arkansas Civil War-era flags, the author presents a stunning history of the Civil War in Arkansas as told through the state’s company, battle, and regiment flags. Included are the Bonnie Blue Flag, the First National Flag of the Confederate States, and dozens of Arkansas Infantry and Cavalry regiment and battalion flags, along with a concise text about the history of each unit and flag itself.
About the Author
Glenn Dedmondt spent much of his life in the United States Marine Corps. He has served in Vietnam; Okinawa; Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; and Parris Island. He received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Southern Missionary College (now Southern Adventist University) in Collegedale, Tennessee, and taught history for a quarter of a century. He is the author of The Flags of Civil War Missouri, The Flags of Civil War North Carolina, The Flags of Civil War South Carolina, and The Flags of Civil War Alabama, all available from Pelican.
THE FLAGS OF CIVIL WAR ARKANSAS
By Glenn Dedmondt
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
160 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
61 color illus. 3 b/w illus.
20 color photos 8 b/w photos 2 color maps
ISBN: 9781589801905 pb