Benton in Saline County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Saline County in the Civil War
In 1864, David O. Dodd, whose grandparents David and Sarah Dodd lived on Military Road in Benton, was hanged as a spy in Little Rock. The Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry, the last action of the Camden Expedition, was fought just past the southern border of Saline County April 29-30. Col. William Crawford of Benton led a Confederate cavalry unit and fought at Prairie D’Ane and Poison Spring, among others. A skirmish between Col. John Logan’s Confederate troops and Union cavalry was fought at Hurricane Creek near modern-day Bryant on October 23, 1864.
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.
Location. 34° 33.912′ N, 92° 35.219′ W. Marker is in Benton, Arkansas, in Saline County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Main Street and W. Conway Street, on the right when traveling south on N. Main Street. Marker is located at the northeast corner of the grounds of the county courthouse. 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. Saline County's Everlasting Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Saline County Revolutionary War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Saline County Records (within shouting distance of this marker); Quapaws, Choctaws, and Chickasaws Passed Here (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Benton Courier (about 600 feet away); Old Southwest Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gann Building (approx. ¼ mile away); De Soto Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton.
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 336 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.