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

Camp Mitchell

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler
1. Camp Mitchell Marker
Inscription.  
In August and September, 1862, General Mosby M. Parsons and 800 men of the Missouri State Guard encamped here, after a perilous crossing of the Mississippi River into Desha County. This small force of infantry and artillery blocked enemy threats from Helena toward Clarendon. Here on the Samuel Mitchell Plantation, they found a rare moment of respite to recoup their health and reorganize into Confederate service. Where once this vicinity was a place of peace for those weary soldiers, today it serves as a viable healthcare community. This monument is dedicated to the Missouri Confederate soldiers who lie in unmarked graves here and throughout Arkansas.
 
Erected 2007 by Grand Prairie Historical Society. Local Businesses, City officials and Physicians Greatfully Acknowledged.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 31.022′ N, 91° 33.464′ W. Marker is in Stuttgart, Arkansas, in Arkansas County. Marker is on North Buerkle Street (U.S. 63/165) just north of
Camp Mitchell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler
2. Camp Mitchell Marker
Madison Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1703 N Buerkle St, Stuttgart AR 72160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Britsch Grocery (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Baptist-Health Center- Stuttgart
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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Feb. 24, 2021