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DeValls Bluff was strategically important to both the Union and Confederate armies as a major White River port and as head of the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad. It became a key Union supply depot after its fall 1863 occupation, as well as a haven for ref…
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The Memphis and Little Rock Railroad was the first railroad to run in Arkansas. It was chartered in 1853, but when the Civil War began, only two sections were complete. One, running from DeValls Bluff to north of Little Rock, was finished in January 1862. C…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM1THA_action-at-ashleys-station-historical_Carlisle-AR.html
On Aug. 24, 1864, Confederate Gen. J.O. Shelby and his men, wearing captured Union uniforms, attacked a series of forts protecting hay-cutting operations between modern-day Carlisle and Hazen. Confederate artillery blasted the forts held by the 54th Illinoi…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM1THB_cadron-in-the-civil-war-historical_Conway-AR.html
Confederate forces used Cadron as a base in the war's early years, and Union troops were here after taking Little Rock in September 1863. The site was valuable for the saw and grist mills nearby, the telegraph line that ran to Little Rock, and the ferry, th…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM1THC_conway-county-in-the-civil-war-murder-of-john-clayton-historical_Morrilton-AR.html
Side 1 Conway County in the Civil War Conway County men served in both the Union and Confederate armies in the Civil War. Co. I, 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, Co. B, Carroll's Cavalry, Co. I, 36th Arkansas Infantry, and several companies of the 10th A…
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Side 1 Clarksville in the Civil War Clarksville was a key point in the defense of the Arkansas River Valley during the Civil War. Confederate troops occupied the town several times before Union forces took Little Rock and Ft. Smith, gaining control o…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM1TJ8_skirmishes-at-prairie-d-ane-historical_Prescott-AR.html
Gen. Sterling Price's Confederate army held strong earthworks on the western edge of Prairie D'Ane when Gen. Frederick Steele's Union troops approached on April 10, 1864, and dug their own trenches. After heavy fighting on the 10th, the combatants shelled e…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM1TJA_confederate-manufacturing-the-military-road-historical_Caddo-Valley-AR.html
(Side One) Confederate Manufacturing Arkadelphia was a manufacturing center for Confederate Arkansas early in the Civil War. Gen. Thomas Hindman established a powder works and an arsenal in 1862, producing guns, cannon, bullets, shells, wagons and caiss…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM1TJL_saline-county-in-the-civil-war-historical_Benton-AR.html
Saline County held 6,640 people in 1860, including 749 slaves. Jabez M. Smith, the county's secession convention delegate, voted to leave the Union. The Saline Guards formed in 1861 and became Co. E, 1st Arkansas Infantry (C.S.). Their captain, James Fagan,…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM1TJO_11th-arkansas-infantry-c-s-a-historical_Benton-AR.html
The 11th Arkansas Infantry organized at Benton in July 1861 and Saline County men served in 6 of its 10 companies. The 11th was captured in the Island No. 10 campaign in April 1862 and spent 5 months in Union prisons, later serving in Louisiana and Mississi…
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