Confederate Manufacturing / The Military Road Historical

Confederate Manufacturing / The Military Road Historical (HM1TJA)

Location: Caddo Valley, AR 71923 Clark County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 10.843', W 93° 4.232'

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(Side One)
Confederate Manufacturing

Arkadelphia was a manufacturing center for Confederate Arkansas early in the Civil War. Gen. Thomas Hindman established a powder works and an arsenal in 1862, producing guns, cannon, bullets, shells, wagons and caissons. Tanning yards provided harnesses, bridles, saddles, knapsacks and shoes. Tons of salt were produced at Arkadelphia, and a chemical laboratory there helped create such medicines as calomel, castor oil, spirits of nitre and tinctures of iron, with citizens providing the plants, weeds and herbs needed as raw materials to make the medicine.

(Side Two)
The Military Road

The Military Road, following the route of the old Southwest Trail, passed through the heart of Clark County. Both Confederate and Union troops used the road. Gen. Sterling Price's Confederates retreated down the road after Little Rock fell in September 1863. Gen. Frederick Steele's Union army took the road during the Camden Expedition and stayed in Arkadelphia March 29 to April 1, 1864, before heading southwest. Confederate troops skirmished with Steele at Terre Noire Creek and Okolona before the Union army left the county at Elkins' Ferry on the Little Missouri.
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2015
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Clark County Historical Association, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 7th, 2016 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 493500 N 3782196
Decimal Degrees34.18071667, -93.07053333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.843', W 93° 4.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 50.58" N, 93° 4' 13.92" W
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Area Code(s)870, 501
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130 Valley St, Caddo Valley AR 71923, US
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