Looking South 

As Memphis grapples with the issue of its Civil War Parks, Helena Arkansas, is moving forward with a bold, balanced plan to memorialize the war — and all of its history.

In the spring and summer of 1862, a Union general named Samuel Curtis led the Army of the Southwest from southern Missouri toward Helena, Arkansas. It was a four-mile procession of soldiers, horses, wagons, and artillery, but during the months-long march, the…

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