While browsing along the other day, I stumbled across this little document found in the Boston Anthenaum. It has no date on it, but it clearly was printed during the Civil War. It was calling on local men in the Monroe area to organize a rifle company to fight the Federal army (I won't use … Continue reading The Red Knights: An Unknown Confederate Unit
This letter comes from the collection of the Tennessee State Library. https://dp.la/item/7e8ec396f9f15af0fd3f96f41953b620?q=Monroe%2C%20LA&page=6 It is a two page letter from Arthur Hambleton Harris to his brother George Carroll Harris in Nashville. The Civil War had just broken out and he was trying to get his brother in a regiment with his relatives. You really see how … Continue reading Rare letters from a Former Monroe Mayor to his Brother.
I found this article several years back in the Ouachita Telegraph. It appeared Saturday, September 13, 1873. I incorporated this story into my Old City Cemetery tour. Harris was Monroe’s first popularly elected Mayor, elected at the youthful age of 23 in 1855. His death, unfortunately, was just a case of being at the … Continue reading The Unsolved Murders of Crawford and Harris