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Bald Knob in White County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Confederate Salt Works Destroyed

 
 
Confederate Salt Works Destroyed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. Confederate Salt Works Destroyed Marker
Inscription.  Gen. J.R. West led 3,094 U.S. cavalrymen in pursuit of 4,000 Confederate horsemen under Col. T.H. McCray and Gen. J.O. Shelby on Aug. 6, 1864. The U.S. troops rode to Austin, Stony Point, Searcy, and Augusta. On Aug. 11, troops of the 10th Illinois Cavalry destroyed a salt works 5 miles SE of modern Bald Knob, ruining 11 kettles and 60 vats while capturing 8 men and depriving the Confederates of salt needed to preserve meat supplies. West's expedition returned to Little Rock Aug. 16, having driven the Confederates east of the White River.
 
Erected 2011 by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, White County Historical Society, Bald Knob Rotary Club, Bald Knob Lions Club, William H. Collison, Jr., Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 27.)
 
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. 35° 19.017′ N, 91° 33.764′ 
View towards intersection of U.S. Highway's 67 and 64. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. View towards intersection of U.S. Highway's 67 and 64.
W. Marker is in Bald Knob, Arkansas, in White County. Marker is on Arkansas Route 367 south of Northside Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3713 AR-367, Bald Knob AR 72010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Action At Whitney's Lane (approx. 8 miles away); Naval Combat at West Point / Combat on the Little Red River (approx. 8.1 miles away); Searcy Landing in the Civil War / Guerrilla War on the Little Red (approx. 8.6 miles away); Spanish Land Grant to John Fayac (approx. 9.6 miles away); Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae (approx. 10˝ miles away); White County Confederate Monument (approx. 10.9 miles away); White County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 10.9 miles away); White County Court House (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Associated Press article about placement of the marker. (Submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Confederate Salt Works Destroyed Marker in front of the Bald Knob Police Department. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
3. Confederate Salt Works Destroyed Marker in front of the Bald Knob Police Department.
 
 
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 119 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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