Further, "Up to the time of this movement, great hopes had been entertained that Totten would join the Southern cause. He and his officers were personally very popular with the people of the city, who honored him signally on the the occasion of his withdrawal, by escorting him and his men to the steamer which took them to St. Louis."
Nowhere does he mention what cause or events led up the seizure. Very unusual, since this was a BIG event in Little Rock at the time. By contrast, he goes into some detail about the seizure of the U.S. Army Post of Fort Smith, yet gives only a bare mention of the events surrounding the seizure of the Little Rock Arsenal in his own hometown. I have no idea why.