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Caddo Valley in Clark County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Confederate Manufacturing / The Military Road

 
 
Confederate Manufacturing / The Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
1. Confederate Manufacturing / The Military Road Marker
Side One
Inscription.
(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 caissons. Tanning yards provided harnesses, bridles, saddles, knapsacks and shoes. Tons of salt were produced at Arkadelphia, and a chemical laboratory there helped create such medicines as calomel, castor oil, spirits of nitre and tinctures of iron, with citizens providing the plants, weeds and herbs needed as raw materials to make the medicine.

(Side Two)
The Military Road

The Military Road, following the route of the old Southwest Trail, passed through the heart of Clark County. Both Confederate and Union troops used the road. Gen. Sterling Price’s Confederates retreated down the road after Little Rock fell in September 1863. Gen. Frederick Steele’s Union army took the road during the Camden Expedition and stayed in Arkadelphia March 29 to April 1, 1864, before heading southwest. Confederate troops skirmished with Steele at Terre Noire Creek and Okolona before the Union army left the county at Elkins’ Ferry on the Little Missouri.
 
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial
Confederate Manufacturing / The Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
2. Confederate Manufacturing / The Military Road Marker
Side Two
Commission, Clark County Historical Association, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 65.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 10.843′ N, 93° 4.232′ W. Marker is in Caddo Valley, Arkansas, in Clark County. Marker is on Valley Street (U.S. 67) 0.1 miles south of Malvern Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Valley St, Arkadelphia AR 71923, United States of America.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Manufacturing / The Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
3. Confederate Manufacturing / The Military Road Marker
View to South Along Valley Street (US 67) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
4. View to South Along Valley Street (US 67)
Marker is on left (east) side of street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on August 7, 2016.
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