The Start of the War
published in Scientific American May 25, 1861


On the 24th of April, Fort Smith, Arkansas, was seized by a body of secessionists under Colonel Solon Borland. The value of property at the place belonging to the United States government is estimated at $300,000.

The Secession Of Arkansas - On Monday, May 6th, the Legislature of Arkansas passed an act of secession by a vote of 69 to 1.

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