Civil War Healing

Civil War Healing (HM14QH)

Location: Eureka Springs, AR 72632 Carroll County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 24.08', W 93° 44.295'

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The Eureka Springs area's reputation as a health resort has its origins in the Civil War. Late 19th-century accounts claim Dr. Alvah Jackson treated sick and wounded soldiers during the war. In early 1865, Maj. J. W. Cooper, who led Confederate troops in the Indian Territory, came to Carroll Co. with four comrades seeking Jackson's aid to recover form the effects of hard service. They holed up in the "rock house" near the area's abundant springs and recuperated. Cooper and his companions returned for a reunion with Jackson at the springs in 1880.
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HM NumberHM14QH
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Marker Number18
Year Placed2011
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society, Arkansas Humanities Council, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:00pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 433801 N 4028716
Decimal Degrees36.40133333, -93.73825000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 24.08', W 93° 44.295'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 24' 4.80" N, 93° 44' 17.70" W
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Area Code(s)501, 479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 84 Spring St, Eureka Springs AR 72632, US
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