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

Confederate Records Stored at Rondo

 
 
Confederate Records Stored at Rondo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
1. Confederate Records Stored at Rondo Marker
Inscription.  When Gen. Frederick Steele's Union army invaded southwest Arkansas in April 1864, threatening the Confederate state capital at Washington, Gov. Harris Flanagin moved the state archives to Rondo, where they were deposited in James Abraham's store. Editor John Eakin moved the press and type for the Washington Telegraph to Rondo for safekeeping during the Union Invasion. Some of the Confederate soldiers detailed to guard the government records died and were buried in the Rondo cemetery before the records were returned to Washington.
 
Erected 2010 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission - Albert Pike Chapter No. 2057, United Daughters of the Confederacy Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1864.
 
Location. 33° 
Unknown Confederate graves at Rondo Cemetery next to marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
2. Unknown Confederate graves at Rondo Cemetery next to marker.
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26.789′ N, 93° 58.063′ W. Marker is in Rondo, Arkansas, in Miller County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of McClure Road and Cobb Lane, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located within the Rondo Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: McClure Road, Texarkana AR 71854, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scott Joplin (approx. 4˝ miles away in Texas); James Bowie (approx. 4˝ miles away in Texas); Texarkana (approx. 4˝ miles away in Texas); Central Christian Church (approx. 4.6 miles away in Texas); United States Post Office and Courthouse (approx. 4.6 miles away in Texas); St. James Episcopal Church (approx. 4.6 miles away in Texas); Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away in Texas); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 5˝ miles away in Texas).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article about the Rondo Cemetery. (Submitted on July 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Rondo Cemetery entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
3. Rondo Cemetery entrance.
Grave marker of 5 Unknown Confederate Soldiers at Rondo Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
4. Grave marker of 5 Unknown Confederate Soldiers at Rondo Cemetery.
Cemetery on National Register of Historic Places. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
5. Cemetery on National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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