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Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017

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MacArthur Museum to Host David O. Dodd Program

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will host a panel discussion on the life and legend of David O. Dodd this Sunday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. Panelists include UALR History professor Dr. Carl Moneyhon and Little Rock attorney Phillip McMath, both of whom have published articles about Dodd. The event is scheduled to coincide with the 153rd anniversary of Dodd’s death by hanging in 1864 as a Confederate spy.

“David O. Dodd is perhaps one of Little Rock’s best known Civil War figures,” says museum director Stephan McAteer. “We are pleased to be able to host these two authors to discuss the historical facts surrounding Dodd’s arrest, trial, and execution, as well as legends that have arisen through the years.”

Visitors will also be able to view the David O. Dodd stained-glass window in the museum’s Civil War gallery. The window, created in 1911 to commemorate Dodd’s life, has been on loan from the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va., since 2004.

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is located at 503 E. 9th St. in downtown Little Rock’s MacArthur Park and relates Arkansas’s military history from territorial times to the present. The museum is operated under the City of Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department.