Dispatches

Battle of Helena Re-enactment Draws Hundreds

HELENA, AR— On May 24th-26th, Helena commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Helena by hosting the most comprehensive re-enactment of the battle held to date. The three day event was sponsored by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, … Continued

Battle of Helena Commemoration Set for May 24-26

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Delta Cultural Center and Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission will sponsor a three-day commemoration of the Battle of Helena May 24-26, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today “The Battle of Helena, fought on … Continued

USS Tyler Pounds Confederate Assault on Helena

By Jack Myers Delta Cultural Center In the early morning hours of July 4, 1863, a large force of Confederate troops began their attempt to retake the Union-occupied city of Helena. Federal preparations had been made days earlier for just … Continued

USS Tyler

By Jack Myer Delta Cultural Center In January, 1861, three months before the start of the Civil War, a side-wheeled, commercial packet was making her normal run down the Ohio River from Cincinnati to the Mississippi and New Orleans.  As … Continued

Historic Helena Commemorating Civil War Past

Unveiling May 11 of replica Fort Curtis is first step (Helena, Ark.) The May 11, at 12 o’clock noon, dedication of a massive Union fort replica begins Helena’s Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration of a multi-faceted heritage that includes Federal occupation, … Continued