Captain Alf Johnson's Spy Company

Captain Alf Johnson's Spy Company (HM21C0)

Location: DeWitt, AR 72042 Arkansas County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 23.072', W 91° 13.441'

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On this site from September 1862 to January 1863 was the encampment of a celebrated Texas cavalry company. Captain Alf Johnson's Spy company was active in conducting reconnaissance and small unit actions near Helena while maintaining vigilance on the nearby White River crossings. Johnson's work was so thorough the Lieutenant General commanding at Little Rock declared the spy company was of more service than nearly all of the rest of the army. In January 1863 the Texans were summoned to the defense of Arkansas Post which capitulated on the 13th. While some escaped capture many died in Northern prisons while the remainder were later exchanged and finished the war east of the Mississippi.
HM NumberHM21C0
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Grand Prairie Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 663275 N 3806222
Decimal Degrees34.38453333, -91.22401667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 23.072', W 91° 13.441'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 23' 4.32" N, 91° 13' 26.46" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3801 AR-153, DeWitt AR 72042, US
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