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Helena in Phillips County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Seven Confederate Generals

 
 
Seven Confederate Generals Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. Seven Confederate Generals Marker (Front)
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Seven Phillips Co. men served as generals in the Confederate army. Patrick Cleburne, perhaps the most acclaimed Arkansas general, led an Army of Tennessee division and proposed freeing slaves if they would fight for the Confederacy. He was killed in the battle of Franklin, Tenn. Thomas C. Hindman built an Arkansas army from scratch and led it at Prairie Grove; he also commanded a division east of the Mississippi. He was murdered in Helena after the war. Lucius E. Polk led Cleburne's brigade after that general's promotion until wounds forced him to retire.

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Daniel C. Govan led a brigade in Tennesssee and Georgia before surrendering in North Carolina in 1865. James C. Tappan led his Arkansans in battles in Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, and at Jenkins' Ferry, Ark. Cleburne, Hindman and Tappan are buried in Helena's Maple Hill Cemetery. Two of the seven were acting generals. Charles W. Adams led two infantry regiments before serving on Thomas C. Hindman's staff and in administrative positions in Arkansas. Archibald Dobbins led a brigade of cavalry, though he never received a brigadier's star.
 
Erected 2013 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Civil War, Helena Helena-West Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 51.)
 
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This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 34° 31.691′ N, 90° 35.232′ W. Marker is in Helena, Arkansas, in Phillips County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and Porter Street, on the right when traveling north on Walnut Street. Located in the southwest corner of Court Square Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 622 Walnut Street, Helena AR 72342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Comes to Arkansas (a few steps from this marker); Live at the Opera House (a few steps from this marker); The Right to Vote (within shouting distance of this marker); Answering a Call for Help (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Judge Jacob Trieber (about 300 feet away); The American Legion Hut (about 300 feet away); "We shall never be the same" (about 300 feet away); The T-33 Shooting Star (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helena.
 
Also see . . .  Confederate Generals from Arkansas. (Submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Seven Confederate Generals Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. Seven Confederate Generals Marker (Rear)
Seven Confederate Generals Marker looking towards Walnut Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
3. Seven Confederate Generals Marker looking towards Walnut Street.
Seven Confederate Generals mentioned on marker. image. Click for full size.
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4. Seven Confederate Generals mentioned on marker.
Confederate Generals (L-R): Cleburne, Hindman, Polk, Govan, Tappan, Adams & Dobbins.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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