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Batesville in Independence County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Colonel Shelby in Arkansas

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 8, 2020
1. Colonel Shelby in Arkansas Marker
Inscription.  In the harsh winter of 1862-63 Col. J.O. Shelby, a brigade commander of three Missouri cavalry regiments under Gen. John S. Marmaduke's Confederate cavalry command, arrived in this area from a raid into southern Missouri. He quartered his troops on the farm of Col. Franklin W. Desha, a few miles northwest of this site. Shelby's command stayed at Camp J.O. Shelby until March, when he moved his soldiers across the White River to Batesville where he established Camp Nannie Wilson with about 3,000 men. Leaving Camp Nannie Wilson, Shelby and his men accompanied General Marmaduke's army on a second raid into Missouri in the late spring of 1863.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 44.221′ N, 91° 38.38′ W. Marker is in Batesville, Arkansas, in Independence County. Marker is on Batesville Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 860 Batesville Blvd, Batesville AR 72501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Navigation of the White River (approx. 1.4 miles away);
Colonel Shelby in Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 8, 2020
2. Colonel Shelby in Arkansas Marker
Independence County First County Court House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Batesville During The Civil War (approx. 2˝ miles away); Independence County Office and Library (approx. 2˝ miles away); Arkansas Methodist Conference (approx. 2˝ miles away); Lafferty Memorial Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Pfeiffer Community (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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