Mena in Polk County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Polk County in the Civil War
Several Union scouting expeditions traveled through Polk County during December 1863. A Federal detachment captured two men at Dallas on Dec. 6, 1863. Union troops fought Confederate guerrillas at Baker Springs on Jan. 24, 1864, killing 5, wounding 2 and taking 27 prisoners while losing 1 dead and 1 hurt. On May 12, 1864, men of the 2nd Arkansas Infantry Regiment (U.S.) were attacked by Confederate Choctaws, losing 1 man dead and 1 wounded in the skirmish. The Polk County Courthouse at Dallas with all of its records was burned in the war.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1863.
Location. 34° 34.994′ N, 94° 14.144′ W. Marker is in Mena, Arkansas, in Polk County. Marker is on Sherwood Avenue west of Mena Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mena AR 71953, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Also see . . . The Mena Star Civil War marker unveiled. (Submitted on June 24, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 345 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.