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Pleasant Grove in Stone County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Legend

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2011
1. Legend Marker
Inscription.  In 1864 Gen Jo Shelby moving from Clarksville to Batesville passed through Richwoods and Buckhorn at this place known then as Buckhorn. His advance met Bill Williams commanding a Federal Company. A battle was fought. 47 were killed and 2 captured.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 50.27′ N, 91° 55.017′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Grove, Arkansas, in Stone County. Marker is on East Main Street (State Highway 14) just east of Mc Dermon Hollow Road (County Road 46), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasant Grove AR 72567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Stone County Sons (approx. 11˝ miles away); City of Mountain View (approx. 11˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Skirmish at Buck Horn. On May 25, 1864. Confederate General Jo Shelby and his men were marching from Clarksville (Johnson County) to Batesville (Independence County). In what is now Stone County, they marched through Richwoods
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2011
2. Legend Marker
and on to Buckhorn, where they met up with a group of “mountain boomers” under the command of Bill Williams. The men were Union and Confederate deserters and bushwackers. In the fight between Shelby and Williams, forty-seven of Williams’s men were killed, and two who were captured were executed the next day. (Submitted on September 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Joseph O. Shelby. Joseph Orville "J.O." Shelby was a senior officer of the Confederate States Army who commanded cavalry in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War. (Submitted on September 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Legend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2011
3. Legend Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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