March 7, 2007
Confederate general Thomas C. Hindman of Helena (Phillips County) survived extensive Civil War combat only to be murdered by an unknown assailant during Reconstruction. Hindman was shot while sitting near a window in his Helena home on September 28, 1868. No suspect was ever arrested, and the motive was never determined. Some speculated that his death came at the hands of political opponents or someone with a personal grudge.