Wittsburg in the Civil War

Wittsburg in the Civil War (HM26RJ)

Location: Wynne, AR 72396 Cross County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 13.084', W 90° 42.009'

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After Arkansas seceded from the Union in May 1861, Confederate officers began to recruit in the Wittsburg area. Companies B, D, F and K of the 5th Arkansas Infantry Regiment were organized at Wittsburg June 12-14, 1861. David Cross, for whom Cross County is named, led the regiment. Union cavalry in the campaign to capture Little Rock stopped here for supplies and built a fortification on the high ground above town in July 1863, and a patrol of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry skirmished here June 6, 1864. 2,157 Confederates were paroled here in 1865.
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HM NumberHM26RJ
Series This marker is part of the series
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Cross County Historical Society, Cross County, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 709325 N 3899649
Decimal Degrees35.21806667, -90.70015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 13.084', W 90° 42.009'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 13' 5.04" N, 90° 42' 0.54000000000002" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1061 Co Rd 739, Wynne AR 72396, US
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