Troops Raised in Craighead County

Troops Raised in Craighead County (HM26RP)

Location: Jonesboro, AR 72401 Craighead County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 49.251', W 90° 42.342'

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Several companies were raised in Craighead County for the Confederate army. Co. I of the 13th Arkansas Infantry - the "Confederate Grays" - formed in 1861. A company of the 23rd Arkansas Infantry and Co. I of the 30th Arkansas Infantry enlisted in 1862. "Wood's Rifles," Co. E of the 8th Arkansas Infantry Battalion, joined on March 11, 1862. After being captured at Port Hudson, La., Capt. Joel Wood returned to Craighead County and recruited Co. A, 7th Arkansas Cavalry Battalion. About one-fourth of Co. I, 45th Arkansas Infantry, were from here.
HM NumberHM26RP
Year Placed2015
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; Col. Robert G. Shaver Camp 1655, Sons of Confederate Veterans; James W. Honnoll Chapter 2607, United Daughters of the Confederacy; W. Danny Honnoll and M. Ray Jones, ACWSC Commissioners; Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
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Date Added Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 707264 N 3966507
Decimal Degrees35.82085000, -90.70570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 49.251', W 90° 42.342'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 49' 15.06" N, 90° 42' 20.52" 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 110-178 AR-18, Jonesboro AR 72401, US
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