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Events mark Civil War battle's 150th anniversary

By Arkansas Online

This article was published December 31, 2012 at 10:23 a.m.

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission announced a series events for January to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Arkansas Post.

The events, including lectures and exhibits, will take place throughout January and across the state.

A four-day event at the Arkansas Post Museum State Park and Arkansas Post National Memorial on Jan. 18-21 in Gillett will include re-enactments and lectures.

The Old State House Museum in Little Rock will host a series of "Brown Bag Lunch Lectures," including talks on Jan. 9 and Jan. 17. The museum's collection of battle flags, which has been on display since May in an exhibit titled "Battle Colors of Arkansas," will remain on display through January.

More information about the month-long commemoration events is available by visiting


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