October 3, 1865
Arkansas State Gazette owner Christopher Columbus Danley died, after having revived the paper earlier in the year with William Holtzman after it had suspended operation during the Civil War. Holtzman continued alone to produce the paper, which had recently been called the Arkansas State Gazette and the Little Rock Daily Gazette, a non-partisan publication. In poor health, Holtzman sold to William E. Woodruff Jr., the son of its founder, in 1866. Woodruff added steam presses and changed the name back to the original Arkansas Gazette, which it would bear until its demise. After Reconstruction began in 1867, the Gazette became a leader in the Democratic opposition, advocating any means necessary to end Republican rule.