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Madison in St. Francis County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Madison in the Civil War

 
 
Madison in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 10, 2018
1. Madison in the Civil War Marker
Inscription.  U.S. troops from Helena came through Madison many times during the Civil War. A 5th Kansas Cavalry patrol fought here twice during a March 5-12, 1863, expedition. Iowa and Indiana troops passed through in April 1863, and detachments of men from the 15th Illinois Cavalry and 3rd Arkansas (African Descent) were here Feb. 12-14, 1864, taking 10 Confederate prisoners. The 11th Missouri Infantry was here in June, as was the 15th Illinois in August 1864. Illinois Mounted Infantry troops were here in February; 56th U.S. Colored Infantry men came in June 1865.
 
Erected 2014 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; St. Francis County Historical Society; Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 88.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 0.833′ N, 90° 43.893′ W. Marker is in Madison
Madison in the Civil War Marker with the Scott Bond Cemetery in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 10, 2018
2. Madison in the Civil War Marker with the Scott Bond Cemetery in background.
, Arkansas, in St. Francis County. Marker is on U.S. 70 0.3 miles east of County Road 769, on the right when traveling east. Located in front of Scott Bond Cemetery (aka Madison Cemetery). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison AR 72359, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forrest’s Camp (approx. 3 miles away); The Trail of Tears along the Memphis to Little Rock Road (approx. 9.6 miles away); Wittsburg in the Civil War (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
View from marker west on U.S. Highway 70. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 10, 2018
3. View from marker west on U.S. Highway 70.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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