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Mount Ida in Montgomery County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Montgomery County in the Civil War

 
 
Montgomery County in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 24, 2022
1. Montgomery County in the Civil War Marker
Inscription.  Montgomery County men served in several Confederate units during the Civil War. The “Montgomery Hunters” (Co. F) and “Caddo Rifles” (Co. C) joined the 4th Arkansas Infantry in 1861. Co. I, 33rd Arkansas Infantry was raised at Caddo Gap in 1862, and Co. L, 7th Arkansas Cavalry was raised at Mount Ida in 1863. Montgomery County men also served in Union units from Arkansas and Kansas. Troops from both sides moved through the county from late 1863 to mid-1864 and at least 15 skirmishes were recorded here. Civil War veteran reunions were held until 1912.
 
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County; Montgomery County Supporters; Arkansas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. (Marker Number 133.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 34° 33.446′ N, 93° 37.965′ 
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W. Marker is in Mount Ida, Arkansas, in Montgomery County. Marker is on George Street west of East Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 US-270, Mount Ida AR 71957, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery County (here, next to this marker); Montgomery County Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Archeological Analysis of Norman Caddo Indian Burial Ground (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Town of Caddo Gap (approx. 10.8 miles away); The Narrows on Caddo River (approx. 10.8 miles away); De Soto at Caddo Gap (approx. 10.8 miles away); The Caddo People (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Marker at the Montgomery County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 24, 2022
2. Marker at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
 
 
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 168 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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