The Civil War in Cleburne County / Troops Raised in Cleburne County
Cleburne County was infested with bands of bushwhackers who would prey on both military and civilian targets. Union troops operating in the area also seized food from civilians. Guerrillas ambushed 35 men of Co. L, 3rd Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.) on March 26, 1864, killing 5 and wounding 1. A force of 206 men of the 11th Missouri Cavalry (U.S.) scouted along the Little Red River in March 1864, skirmishing with guerrillas and executing 2. 3rd Arkansas cavalrymen fought the 10th Arkansas Cavalry (C.S.) near Quitman on Sept. 7, 1864, killing 7 and capturing 5.
Several Confederate units were recruited in what in 1883 became Cleburne County, named for Gen. Patrick Cleburne. The Quitman Rifles, Co. A, 10th Arkansas Infantry, under Capt. A.R. Witt was formed July 15, 1861. Captured at Port Hudson, La., in 1863, the regiment became the 10th Arkansas Cavalry in 1864. The Quitman Sharpshooters, Co. B, 31st Arkansas Infantry, formed Oct. 30, 1861, under Capt. J.E. Martin. Capt. E.N. Floyd raised Co. H, 8th Arkansas Infantry,
Erected 2012 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Cleburne County, Cleburne Memorial United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter 1757, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 49.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 29.489′ N, 92° 1.935′ W. Marker is in Heber Springs, Arkansas, in Cleburne County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and South 4th Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Located on the lawn of the Cleburne County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 West Main Street, Heber Springs AR 72543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cleburne County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Cleburne County (a few steps from this marker).
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