Hamburg in Ashley County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Ashley County in the Civil War / 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment
Thirteen companies were raised and organized in Ashley County for Confederate service during the Civil War: Co. F, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry; Cos. A, B, K and L, 3rd Arkansas Infantry; Co. F, 8th Arkansas Infantry Battalion; Co. K, 9th Arkansas Infantry; Cos. G and H, 12th Arkansas Cavalry; Cos. A and G, 37th Arkansas Infantry; Co. A, 13th Louisiana Partisan Rangers, and Tinerís Co. Home Guards. The only combat in the county was a March 30, 1864, skirmish at Longview in which Union cavalry surprised a Confederate force, capturing 260 soldiers.
The 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment, the only Arkansas regiment to serve in the Army of Northern Virginia, originated with two Ashley County companies; two more joined later. Hamburg lawyer Van H. Manning led the regiment for most of the war. The 3rd Arkansas saw action at Harperís Ferry, then suffered heavy casualties at Antietam, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga. Only 300 men were left to fight the 1864 battles at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg, and only 144 of the 1,353 men who served with the 3rd remained at warís end.
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, and the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 33° 13.625′ N, 91° 47.745′ W. Marker is in Hamburg, Arkansas, in Ashley County. Marker is on East Jefferson Street east of North Oak Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Ashley County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 East Jefferson Street, Hamburg AR 71646, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ashley County War Memorials (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ashley County Court House (about 600 feet away).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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