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Near Osceola in Mississippi County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Osceola Hornets

 
 
Osceola Hornets Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
1. Osceola Hornets Marker
Inscription. Upon the Civil War's outbreak, Capt. Charles Bowen raised a company known as the "Osceola Hornets," participating in the battles of Belmont and Shiloh. Initially 100 strong, only seven returned. During Reconstruction, Bowen was instrumental in quelling carpetbagger-inspired lawlessness in the "Black Hawk War" of 1872.
 
Location. 35° 39.291′ N, 89° 55.505′ W. Marker is near Osceola, Arkansas, in Mississippi County. Marker is on State Highway 198 when traveling east. Click for map. Located at the Sans Souci Landing parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Osceola AR 72370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Plum Run Bend (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi River Levee (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain's Plum Point Landing & Overlook (within shouting distance of this marker); Sans Souci (within shouting distance of this marker); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Planters Bank Building (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bank of Osceola (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Bell Telephone Building (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Osceola.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Markers at the River Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers at the River Overlook
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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