Mobile Advertiser & Register
June 9, 1861
Arkansas State Convention has passed a military bill, authorizing the Governor
to call out 60,000 men if necessary. It
halves the State into two grand divisions, Eastern and Western, and appoints
one Brigadier General for each. Gen.
Bradley was unanimously elected to the command of the Eastern and Gen. Pierce,
late of the United States Army, to the Western division.