Jonesboro in Craighead County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Last Confederate Veteran
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Col. Robert G. Shaver Camp #1655, Sons of Confederate Veterans W. Danny Honnoll and M. Ray Jones ACWSC Commissioners, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. (Marker Number 95.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1865.
Location. 35° 47.699′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2010 Kellers Chapel Road, Jonesboro AR 72404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Troops Raised in Craighead County (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Arkansas (approx. 3.6 miles away); In Memoriam United Spanish War Veterans (approx. 3.6 miles away); Craighead County Court House (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Battle of Jonesboro (approx. 3.6 miles away).
Regarding Last Confederate Veteran. Private William M. Loudermilk, who fought with General John B. Hood's cavalry, joined the Confederate army in 1864 when he was 16. He was promoted from waterboy to sharpshooter and saw action at Chattanooga, Marietta, Georgia, Nashville and Atlanta. He was a resident of Jonesboro for 71 years.
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 185 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.