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Van Buren in Crawford County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Log Town Hill

 
 
Log Town Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
1. Log Town Hill Marker
Inscription. The residents of Log Town were witness to the retreat of the Rebel army through Van Buren and onward through their settlement. High on Log Town Hill the community watched as masses of Southern soldiers crowded the hill trying desperately to reach the riverboats. The commander of this Union Army raid, General Blount, set up camp in a field on Log Town Hill.

The Civil War Comes Home

 
Erected by Van Buren Advertising & Promotion Commission.
 
Location. 35° 26.609′ N, 94° 21.242′ W. Marker is in Van Buren, Arkansas, in Crawford County. Marker is on Fayetteville Road (Arkansas Route 59) south of Hynes Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 617 Fayetteville Road, Van Buren AR 72956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairview Cemetery (approx. mile away); Fairview Cemetery Confederate Memorial (approx. mile away); Crawford County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Three U.S. Deaths in WWI (approx. 0.6 miles away); History of Hebe Statue (approx.
Views from Log Town Hill of areas mentioned on marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
2. Views from Log Town Hill of areas mentioned on marker.
Downtown Van Buren in the valley below, along with the Arkansas River.
0.6 miles away); Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Butterfield Stage Route (approx. 0.7 miles away); Crawford County War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Van Buren.
 
More about this marker. General Blount should read General Blunt.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Van Buren - Winter Battle on the Arkansas River. (Submitted on August 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the Battle of Van Buren. (Submitted on August 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Union General James Gillpatrick Blunt image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division
3. Union General James Gillpatrick Blunt
View from marker north on Fayetteville Road and Hynes Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
4. View from marker north on Fayetteville Road and Hynes Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 9, 2016.
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