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Near Paragould in Greene County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

5th Arkansas Infantry Regiment

 
 
5th Arkansas Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
1. 5th Arkansas Infantry Regiment Marker
Inscription.  The 5th Arkansas Infantry Regiment was organized on June 28, 1861, at Gainesville about 7 miles northwest of modern-day Paragould. Men from Greene County served in Companies C, D, E and H. The soldiers trained and camped near the springs at Camp Ground United Methodist Church. Transferred east of the Mississippi River, the 5th Arkansas Regiment fought with the Army of Tennessee in Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina, earning the nickname "The Fighting Fifth." The casualty-depleted 5th merged with 10 other regiments in 1865.
 
Erected 2013 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 57.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 28, 1861.
 
Location. 36° 7.374′ N, 90° 32.812′ W. Marker is near Paragould
View from the marker towards the Campground United Methodist Church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
2. View from the marker towards the Campground United Methodist Church.
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, Arkansas, in Greene County. Marker is on County Road 628 south of White Road, on the right when traveling south. Located at Campground United Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1976 Greene 628 Rd, Paragould AR 72450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paragould War Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); CCC Pavilion (approx. 8˝ miles away); CCC Stone Arch Bridge (approx. 8˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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