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Benton in Saline County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

11th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A.

 
 
11th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
1. 11th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription.  The 11th Arkansas Infantry organized at Benton in July 1861 and Saline County men served in 6 of its 10 companies. The 11th was captured in the Island No. 10 campaign in April 1862 and spent 5 months in Union prisons, later serving in Louisiana and Mississippi, where it consolidated with the 17th Arkansas Infantry and served as a mounted unit; they surrendered at Citronelle, Ala., in 1865. Some men of the 11th returned to Arkansas and served in Maj. James Poe’s 11th Arkansas Cavalry. Veterans held one of state’s first Confederate reunions in 1889.
 
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; David O. Dodd Camp 619, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 92.)
 
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 July 1861.
 
Location. 34° 34.739′ N, 92° 35.329′ W. Marker is in Benton, Arkansas, in Saline County. Marker
Marker in Front of Glidewell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
2. Marker in Front of Glidewell Cemetery
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is on Dogwood, 0.1 miles east of Arkansas Highway 5, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benton AR 72015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Niloak Pottery (approx. 0.6 miles away); De Soto Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Benton Courier (approx. 0.9 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation Enduring Freedom Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bicentennial - Saline District Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); George M. Holt / William Ayers Crawford (approx. one mile away); Saline County in the Civil War (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton.
 
Also see . . .
1. 11th Arkansas Infantry Regiment - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 8, 2016.)
2. 11th and 17th Consolidated Arkansas Infantry Regiment - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 8, 2016.)
3. Glidewell Cemetery - findagrave.com. (Submitted on August 8, 2016.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Glidewell Cemetery
The marker is located at the entrance to Glidewell Cemetery. In 2013 the Sons of Confederate Veterans (David O. Dodd Camp No. 619) erected a number of cenotaphs (a memorial erected at a place where the body has not been interred) for Arkansans who died during the Civil War including soldiers of the 11th Arkansas Infantry.
    — Submitted August
Cenotaphs of Arkansan Soldiers in Glidewell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
3. Cenotaphs of Arkansan Soldiers in Glidewell Cemetery
Marker in center background
8, 2016.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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Oct. 7, 2022