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North Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Confederate Fortifications

 
 
Confederate Fortifications Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. Confederate Fortifications Marker
Inscription.  Fearing a Union attack on Little Rock, Confederate Gen. Sterling Price ordered his men to fortify the high ground on the north side of the Arkansas River in the summer of 1863. A strong network of earthen works soon developed, including some in what is now Park Hill. Union Gen. Frederick Steele crossed the Arkansas east of the fortifications, however, leading Price to abandon them and the capital on Sept. 10, 1863, and retreat to southwest Arkansas. Union soldiers viewing the captured works deemed them well-built and formidable.
 
Erected 2012 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, North Little Rock History Commission Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 36.)
 
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. 34° 47.219′ N, 92° 15.852′ W. Marker
Confederate Fortifications Marker at Fire-Rescue Station #5. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. Confederate Fortifications Marker at Fire-Rescue Station #5.
is in North Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is on North Magnolia Street south of West F Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located near North Little Rock Fire Rescue Station #5. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3417 North Magnolia Street, North Little Rock AR 72116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Mill at T. R. Pugh Memorial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Huntersville (approx. 2.4 miles away); C.S.S. Pontchartrain (approx. 2.4 miles away); Witness to Removal (approx. 2.6 miles away); It is River City (approx. 2.6 miles away); The "Little Rock" (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Big Rock and the Little Rock (approx. 2.6 miles away); River Traffic (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Little Rock.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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