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Van Buren in Crawford County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fairview Cemetery

 
 
Fairview Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
1. Fairview Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Battle of Prairie Grove was a grim moment for the Confederate Army. This conflict severed all chances for the South to use Northwest Arkansas as a route to invade Missouri. The shattered and defeated soldiers retreated from Prairie Grove to Van Buren. Fairview Cemetery was a witness to wagons and ambulances making their way down the hill as the Confederate Army desperately ran from the Union Soldiers. It was at this same site that cannons were lined up to shell the community of Van Buren. Over 400 unknown Confederate Soldiers are buried in Fairview Cemetery including some who fought and died in this battle. A marble memorial to the brave soldiers who gave their lives in The War Between the States is located in the northeast corner of the cemetery.

The Civil War Comes Home

 
Erected by Van Buren Advertising & Promotion Commission.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 26.485′ N, 94° 21.035′ W. Marker
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is in Van Buren, Arkansas, in Crawford County. Memorial can be reached from Fayetteville Road (State Highway 59) south of McKibben Street, on the left when traveling south. Located within the Fairview (AKA Van Buren) Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fayetteville Road, Van Buren AR 72956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairview Cemetery Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Town Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Camp Jesse Turner (approx. 0.3 miles away); Four Freedoms (approx. 0.3 miles away); The War Comes Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Civil War Comes to Van Buren (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Stars of Freedom ★ ☆ ★ (approx. 0.3 miles away); GFWC Women's League Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Buren.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Fairview Cemetery. (Submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the Battle of Van Buren. (Submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Fairview Cemetery Marker and graves of known and unknown Confederate Soldiers. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
2. Fairview Cemetery Marker and graves of known and unknown Confederate Soldiers.
Marble memorial mentioned in text of marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
3. Marble memorial mentioned in text of marker.
Plaque noting the Confederate Lot is on the National Register of Historic Places. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
4. Plaque noting the Confederate Lot is on the National Register of Historic Places.
An interpretive marker nearby describes the history of the cemetery. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
5. An interpretive marker nearby describes the history of the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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