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Jacksonport in Jackson County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Shelling of Jacksonport

 
 
Shelling of Jacksonport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. Shelling of Jacksonport Marker
Inscription.  In spring 1862, Confederate Gen. Thomas Hindman sent the C.S.S. Maurepas under Capt. Joseph Fry up the White River to destroy Union supplies at Jacksonport and Grand Glaize. Fry arrived on June 2, 1862, and began shelling Jacksonport. Union Col. A.G. Brackett and the 9th Illinois Cavalry did not fire back for fear of harming civilians. Maurepas's crew spent the night burning supplies. Maurepas was scuttled at St. Charles 2 weeks later to block the White River, as was the steamer Mary Patterson, which had taken the Jackson Guards to war in 1861.
 
Erected 2013 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Jackson County Historical Society, Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 60.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 2, 1862.
 
Location. 35° 38.305′ N, 91° 18.746′ 
View of the marker with the flooded White River in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. View of the marker with the flooded White River in background.
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W. Marker is in Jacksonport, Arkansas, in Jackson County. Marker is on Avenue Street, 0.1 miles west of Adams Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Avenue Street, Newport AR 72112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacksonport in the Civil War (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Surrender at Jacksonport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson County First Court House (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Jacksonport in the Civil War. Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture entry (Submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 

2. C.S.S. Maurepas. Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture entry. (Submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
East view showing construction going on for a Jacksonport State Park Visitors Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
3. East view showing construction going on for a Jacksonport State Park Visitors Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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