- Rebel General Gantt Tells Arkansas to Return to the Union
November 8, 1863 to November 9, 1863 PULASKI, Arkansas Health/Death, African-Americans, Race-Relations, Government, Politics
Confederate Brigadier General E.W. Gantt spoke to his fellow citizens of Arkansas, but also to all of the citizens of the South in his 1863 address. The message in this address is that the Confederacy was fighting a war that they could never win and that the southern states would have more power and property if they would just return to the Union. The General blamed several of the problems in the...