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Near Crocketts Bluff in Arkansas County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Captain Alf Johnson's Spy Company

 
 
Captain Alf Johnson's Spy Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. Captain Alf Johnson's Spy Company Marker
Inscription. On this site from September 1862 to January 1863 was the encampment of a celebrated Texas cavalry company. Captain Alf Johnson's Spy company was active in conducting reconnaissance and small unit actions near Helena while maintaining vigilance on the nearby White River crossings. Johnson's work was so thorough the Lieutenant General commanding at Little Rock declared the spy company was of more service than nearly all of the rest of the army. In January 1863 the Texans were summoned to the defense of Arkansas Post which capitulated on the 13th. While some escaped capture many died in Northern prisons while the remainder were later exchanged and finished the war east of the Mississippi.
 
Erected 2012 by the Grand Prairie Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 23.072′ N, 91° 13.441′ W. Marker is near Crocketts Bluff, Arkansas, in Arkansas County. Marker is on Arkansas Route 153 one mile north of Arkansas Route 1, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: De Witt AR 72042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crocketts Bluff (approx. 4 miles away); St. Charles Battle Monument (approx. 5.1 miles away); J. Deane & Sons Hardware Store (approx. 5.3 miles away); Engagement at St. Charles (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  More about Alf Johnson's Texas Spy Company and dedication of marker. (Submitted on September 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
This small marker is difficult to find amongst the farmer's fields. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. This small marker is difficult to find amongst the farmer's fields.
View from marker south towards Arkansas Highway 1. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
3. View from marker south towards Arkansas Highway 1.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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