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DeValls Bluff in Prairie County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

DeValls Bluff in the Civil War

 
 
DeValls Bluff in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
1. DeValls Bluff in the Civil War Marker
Inscription. 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 refugees, both freedmen and white. Mounted Confederates operated around the town during 1864, attacking the railroad and Union troops on the nearby prairie. After the war ended, the Freedmens Bureau had an office in DeValls Bluff, aiding the newly freed African-Americans in the area.
 
Erected 2010 by ACWSC, City of DeValls Bluff, Arnold Family Foundation, Preserve America, NPS. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 47.047′ N, 91° 27.523′ W. Marker is in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas, in Prairie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Arkansas Route 33) and Prairie Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Located in Rhodes Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: Main Street, De Valls Bluff AR 72041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. DeValls Bluff Under Fire (here, next
Other nearby markers note DeValls Bluff's role in the Civil War. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
2. Other nearby markers note DeValls Bluff's role in the Civil War.
to this marker); Why DeValls Bluff (a few steps from this marker); Common Ground for Many Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); War on the White River (a few steps from this marker); DeValls Bluff: A Key Union Base (a few steps from this marker); Memphis and Little Rock Railroad (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Memphis and Little Rock Railroad (about 700 feet away); DeValls Bluff: A Major Union Riverport (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in DeValls Bluff.
 
Regarding DeValls Bluff in the Civil War. Additional interpretive markers next to this marker in Rhodes Park further explain DeValls Bluff role in the Civil War.
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Arkansas article on DeValls Bluff role in the Civil War. (Submitted on August 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View of marker looking south on Main Street. (AR-33) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
3. View of marker looking south on Main Street. (AR-33)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 3, 2016.
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