Austin in the Civil War

Austin in the Civil War (HM26UV)

Location: Austin, AR 72007 Lonoke County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 59.036', W 91° 57.915'

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As the Civil War began, the Caroline Home Guard formed at Austin on June 29, 1861. The "Austin Rifles" became Co. I, 5th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. Both Union and Confederate troops camped at Austin during the war and Federal troops tore down most of the buildings in town for lumber to build winter quarters. Gen. J.O. Shelby's Confederates fought a rear-guard action at Cypress Creek near here after the Ashley's Station battle on Aug. 24, 1864. The remains of 17 Union soldiers were moved from Austin to Little Rock National Cemetery on Aug. 1, 1868.
HM NumberHM26UV
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2015
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 594442 N 3871750
Decimal Degrees34.98393333, -91.96525000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 59.036', W 91° 57.915'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 59' 2.1600000000001" N, 91° 57' 54.9" W
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Area Code(s)501
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3729-3733 AR-38, Austin AR 72007, US
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