LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Department of Arkansas Heritage plans to host a series of events next month centered on commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Arkansas Post.
The Texarkana Gazette reports Monday (http://bit.ly/12ZVKB2 ) that the monthlong commemoration will include lectures and exhibits sanctioned by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.
The Battle of Arkansas Post took place in early 1863 about 45 miles downriver from Pine Bluff.
Union boats started landing troops on Jan. 9, 1863 to overrun Confederate trenches while Union Army artillery started firing from across the river on Jan. 11, 1863 -eventually forcing a surrender.
The historic commission's events will include a Jan. 9 lecture at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock.
Information from: Texarkana Gazette, http://www.texarkanagazette.com
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