Shelling of Jacksonport

Shelling of Jacksonport (HM26S3)

Location: Newport, AR 72112 Jackson County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 38.305', W 91° 18.746'

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In spring 1862, Confederate Gen. Thomas Hindman sent the C.S.S. Maurepas under Capt. Joseph Fry up the White River to destroy Union supplies at Jacksonport and Grand Glaize. Fry arrived on June 2, 1862, and began shelling Jacksonport. Union Col. A.G. Brackett and the 9th Illinois Cavalry did not fire back for fear of harming civilians. Maurepas's crew spent the night burning supplies. Maurepas was scuttled at St. Charles 2 weeks later to block the White River, as was the steamer Mary Patterson, which had taken the Jackson Guards to war in 1861.
HM NumberHM26S3
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2013
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Jackson County Historical Society, Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
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Date Added Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 652794 N 3945156
Decimal Degrees35.63841667, -91.31243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 38.305', W 91° 18.746'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 38' 18.3" N, 91° 18' 44.76" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205 Avenue St, Newport AR 72112, US
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