Confederate Salt Works Destroyed

Confederate Salt Works Destroyed (HM26S0)

Location: Bald Knob, AR 72010 White County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 19.017', W 91° 33.764'

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Gen. J.R. West led 3,094 U.S. cavalrymen in pursuit of 4,000 Confederate horsemen under Col. T.H. McCray and Gen. J.O. Shelby on Aug. 6, 1864. The U.S. troops rode to Austin, Stony Point, Searcy, and Augusta. On Aug. 11, troops of the 10th Illinois Cavalry destroyed a salt works 5 miles SE of modern Bald Knob, ruining 11 kettles and 60 vats while capturing 8 men and depriving the Confederates of salt needed to preserve meat supplies. West's expedition returned to Little Rock Aug. 16, having driven the Confederates east of the White River.
HM NumberHM26S0
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, White County Historical Society, Bald Knob Rotary Club, Bald Knob Lions Club, William H. Collison, Jr., Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
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Date Added Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 630649 N 3909139
Decimal Degrees35.31695000, -91.56273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 19.017', W 91° 33.764'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 19' 1.02" N, 91° 33' 45.84" W
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Area Code(s)501
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3613 AR-367, Bald Knob AR 72010, US
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