Before there was a legendary MacArthur of the 20th century, there was a legendary MacArthur of the 19th century. While most are aware of the life and times of General MacArthur, few know about his father. Arthur like his son was a combat veteran, Medal of Honor recipient, senior general officer and military governor who has his own quarrels with military and civilian leaders.
In this Episode I discuss the history of the Medal of Honor and look at the Medal of Honor Recipients from Arkansas who served in the Civil War through World War I. Episode 3 will continue with World War II through Vietnam.