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Jonesboro in Craighead County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Troops Raised in Craighead County

 
 
Troops Raised in Craighead County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. Troops Raised in Craighead County Marker
Inscription.  Several companies were raised in Craighead County for the Confederate army. Co. I of the 13th Arkansas Infantry – the “Confederate Grays” – formed in 1861. A company of the 23rd Arkansas Infantry and Co. I of the 30th Arkansas Infantry enlisted in 1862. “Wood’s Rifles,” Co. E of the 8th Arkansas Infantry Battalion, joined on March 11, 1862. After being captured at Port Hudson, La., Capt. Joel Wood returned to Craighead County and recruited Co. A, 7th Arkansas Cavalry Battalion. About one-fourth of Co. I, 45th Arkansas Infantry, were from here.
 
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; Col. Robert G. Shaver Camp 1655, Sons of Confederate Veterans; James W. Honnoll Chapter 2607, United Daughters of the Confederacy; W. Danny Honnoll and M. Ray Jones, ACWSC Commissioners; Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. (Marker Number 96.)
 
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 series list.
 
Location.
Marker and the Southern Confederate Heritage Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. Marker and the Southern Confederate Heritage Park.
The park belongs to the North East Arkansas Southern Heritage Foundation made up members of the James Wiseman Honnoll Chapter UDC, Col. Robert G. Shaver Camp SCV of Jonesboro, AR, and the North East Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trails Committee.
35° 49.251′ N, 90° 42.342′ W. Marker is in Jonesboro, Arkansas, in Craighead County. Marker is on Southwest Drive south of East Highland Drive, on the right when traveling north. Located in Southern Confederate Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 Southwest Drive, Jonesboro AR 72401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Arkansas (approx. 1.2 miles away); Craighead County Court House (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Battle of Jonesboro (approx. 1.2 miles away); In Memoriam United Spanish War Veterans (approx. 1.2 miles away); Last Confederate Veteran (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture article on Jonesboro & the Civil War. (Submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Troops Raised in Craighead County marker looking northwest. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
3. Troops Raised in Craighead County marker looking northwest.
Closeup of CSA grave markers/cenotaphs at the park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
4. Closeup of CSA grave markers/cenotaphs at the park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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