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

Surrender at Jacksonport

 
 
Photo of "Surrender at Jacksonport" marker taken prior to area renovation. image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Wally Smith, Facility Manager., December 19, 2009
1. Photo of "Surrender at Jacksonport" marker taken prior to area renovation.
Inscription.  
Here on June 5, 1865 Confederate General Jeff Thompson formally surrendered the army of Northern Arkansas to Union military authorities. More than five thousand officers and enlisted men who served under Thompson were paroled here, as were several hundred more Confederate soldiers from other commands.

At the time of surrender the Confederates were almost without food and weapons, and had no equipment except dugout canoes. General Jeff Thompson made his farewell address to his men from the deck of a steamboat.
 
Erected 1965 by Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is June 5, 1865.
 
Location. 35° 38.395′ N, 91° 18.606′ W. Marker is in Jacksonport, Arkansas, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from Avenue Street west of Dillard Street, on the right when traveling west. Located within Jacksonport State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Avenue Street, Newport AR 72112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 miles
Marker pole on right, marker removed for construction purposes. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. Marker pole on right, marker removed for construction purposes.
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacksonport in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelling of Jacksonport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson County First Court House (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Additional commentary.
1. Markers temporarily removed.
The historical and interpretive markers between the old Jackson County Courthouse and the Visitors Center (under construction) have been temporarily removed to safeguard them. They should be reinstalled soon.
    — Submitted April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
M. Jeff Thompson (January 22, 1826 – September 5, 1876) image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. M. Jeff Thompson (January 22, 1826 – September 5, 1876)
From The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion, by Richard M. Devens, 1884.
Nicknamed "Swamp Fox," he was a senior officer of the Missouri State Guard who commanded cavalry in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the Civil War. The CSS General M. Jeff Thompson (ca. 1862) was named after him.
The facility manager for Jacksonport State Park shows where the marker was located. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
4. The facility manager for Jacksonport State Park shows where the marker was located.
Construction has temporarily required removal of markers at the State Park while a visitors center is constructed, the Jackson Guards Confederate Monument & Cannon relocated, and new landscaping and walkways are built.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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Oct. 27, 2021