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Pottsville in Pope County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Potts Family in the Civil War

 
 
Potts Family in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 9, 2018
1. Potts Family in the Civil War Marker
Inscription.  Kirkbride Potts built Potts Inn in the 1850s and it served as a Butterfield Stage Route stop. When war began in 1861, Potts joined the Pope County Home Guard. Four sons were in the Confederate army. Thomas, Joseph and Richard Potts enlisted in the 1st Arkansas Cavalry Battalion in 1861. Joseph was taken prisoner in 1862 at Corinth, Miss. Richard was captured at Dardanelle in 1864. Thomas later joined Gordon’s Arkansas Cavalry and died in Price’s Missouri Raid in 1864. William Potts joined the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry and was killed at Corinth on Oct. 3, 1862.
 
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Pope County Historical Foundation, City of Pottsville, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. (Marker Number 121.)
 
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° 14.983′ N, 93° 2.785′ W. Marker is in Pottsville, Arkansas, in
Potts Family in the Civil War Marker at the Potts Inn Museum. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 9, 2018
2. Potts Family in the Civil War Marker at the Potts Inn Museum.
Pope County. Marker is at the intersection of East Ash Street and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on East Ash Street. Located on the lawn of the Potts Inn Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 East Ash Street, Pottsville AR 72858, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potts Inn (a few steps from this marker); Pope County in the Civil War / Pope County Militia War (approx. 6.8 miles away); Military Road Marker Stone (approx. 6.8 miles away); Exploring the Arkansas (approx. 6.8 miles away); Steamboats - Power on the River (approx. 6.8 miles away); Brearley Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .   Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture article on John Kirkbride Potts. (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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