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Batesville in Independence County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Batesville During The Civil War

 
 
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By Judy King, September 7, 2012
1. Batesville During The Civil War Marker
Inscription. Union soldiers occupied Batesville twice during the Civil War. Gen. Samuel Curtis's Army of the Southwest camped near this site in May 1862 while threatening Little Rock. Union troops were impressed with the town's culture and appearance, saying that "a more lovely place cannot be found anywhere." Confederate forces then occupied the area, using the same campsite, until Col. R. R. Livingston's Union troops used Batesville as a base from which to pacify the region in spring 1864. Confederate troops returned to recruit troops for a Missouri invasion.
 
Erected 2011 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commision, Batesville Area Civil War Round Table. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 46.343′ N, 91° 38.649′ W. Marker is in Batesville, Arkansas, in Independence County. Marker is on South 9th Street north of Vine Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 380 South 9th Street, Batesville AR 72501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arkansas Methodist Conference
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By Judy King, September 7, 2012
2. Batesville During The Civil War Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Lafferty Memorial Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Independence County Office and Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Independence County First County Court House (approx. half a mile away); Pfeiffer Community (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located in front of the Old Independence Regional Museum in the foothills of the Ozarks in Batesville, Arkansas, the museum preserves and presents the history of 12 counties that were part of Independence County in 1820: Baxter, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Marion, Poinsett, Sharp, Stone, White, and Woodruff.
 
Also see . . .  Old Independence Regional Museum ::. (Submitted on December 5, 2013.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 7, 2016.
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