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Jacksonville in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Confederates at Bayou Meto

 
 
Confederates at Bayou Meto Marker (Marker Missing) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
1. Confederates at Bayou Meto Marker (Marker Missing)
Inscription.  Following their defeat at the July 4, 1863, Battle of Helena, Confederate Gen. Sterling Price’s infantry division fell back to Des Arc and Searcy. Price assumed command of the Confederate army in Arkansas on July 23 and Gen. James Fagan took over his division. Fearing that Union commanders were planning a campaign to capture Little Rock, Price chose to bring his troops closer to the capital and ordered Fagan to bring his men – McRae’s and Fagan’s Arkansas brigades and Parsons’ Missourians – to camps near springs north of Bayou Meto in modern Jacksonville.
 
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society, Stone-Dupree Family, Arkansas Humanities Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. (Marker Number 135.)
 
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. Marker is missing. It was located near 34° 
Marker was installed next to tree on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. Marker was installed next to tree on right.
51.905′ N, 92° 6.787′ W. Marker was in Jacksonville, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker was at the intersection of Division Street and South Second Street, on the right when traveling east on Division Street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: Division Street, Jacksonville AR 72076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this location, measured as the crow flies. Memphis Military Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Memphis to Little Rock Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away); Shared Gray     Jacob Gray (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Trail of Tears through Jacksonville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Reed's Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); They Passed This Way (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Brigade Moved Forward (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bayou Metre Hornets (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
More about this marker. The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has been notified that the marker is missing.
 
Photo shows marker was there as of October, 2016. image. Click for full size.
©2016 Google Streetview, 2016
3. Photo shows marker was there as of October, 2016.
Marker no longer there. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
4. Marker no longer there.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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Aug. 15, 2020