Tyro in Lincoln County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
The Orphan Company
In 1861, John G. Gibson recruited a company at Tyro, Ark., that would become Co. H, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, nicknamed the Orphan Company, in the Army of Northern Virginia. Thirty-three Arkansas men joined in 1861, 22 in 62, and one in 63. Kentuckians and Virginians also served in Co. H. The unit fought at Antietam, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. It surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. Of the 116 men who had served in the Orphan Company, only nine were left at Appomattox.
Erected 2014 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, 9th Arkansas Infantry Camp 652, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 81.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 9, 1865.
Location. 33° 49.922′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grady AR 71644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monticello Confederate Monument (approx. 14.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Co. H, 3rd Arkansas. Re-enactor unit Website (Submitted on March 13, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment (Confederate States). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 13, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.