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3/29/1861

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William M. Bruce, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, to Governor Henry M. Rector

Letter requesting commissions for newly-elected officers of the 28th Regiment, Arkansas Militia. Bruce writes two volunteer companies are forming, the "Clark County Light Artillery" under Captain Frank Roberts and the "Jackson Blues" under Captain Shaw. He requests a fife and drum for both companies. A newsclipping praises the "Clark County Light Artillery," and asks what has become of the "Arkadelphia Guards." Kie Oldham papers