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

Sir Henry Morton Stanley

 
 
Sir Henry Morton Stanley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
1. Sir Henry Morton Stanley Marker
Inscription.  The famed African Explorer, Stanley trekked into unexplored east Africa in 1869 in search of the long lost English missionary, Dr. David Livingston. On finding him in 1871, Stanley uttered the now famous line "Dr. Livingston, I presume?"

Before his adventures in Africa (including the search for the source of the Nile), Stanley had immigrated to the U.S. In late 1861, he joined the Confederate Army. He'd been goaded into doing so by female acquaintances who sent him a box of Lady's undergarments to shame him for not having joined up (a common event at that time).

He was inducted into the CSA Army (6th Arkansas Infantry Regiment) at Pocahontas, Arkansas where he received basic infantry training at Camp Shaver in that city.

In 1862, Stanley fought with Arkansas forces at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee. He was captured during that battle and imprisoned. Later he earned his freedom by switching sides and joining Federal forces.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 36° 15.679′ 

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N, 90° 58.235′ W. Marker is in Pocahontas, Arkansas, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of North Marr Street and West Broadway Street (State Route 90), on the right when traveling south on North Marr Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 N Marr St, Pocahontas AR 72455, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sanitary Barber Shop (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Randolph County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); This meteor fell July 1859 (within shouting distance of this marker); Spinnenweber and Peters Equine Store and Merchantile (within shouting distance of this marker); Futrell Pharmacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis deMun (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocahontas.
 
Also see . . .  Henry Morton Stanley in the Civil War. (Submitted on April 6, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Sir Henry Morton Stanley Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
2. Sir Henry Morton Stanley Marker (reverse)
Sir Henry Morton Stanley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
3. Sir Henry Morton Stanley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Apr. 22, 2024