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St. Charles in Arkansas County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

St. Charles Battle Monument

 
 
St. Charles Battle Monument (northeast face) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. St. Charles Battle Monument (northeast face)
The monument is topped by a granite inverted cannon barrel.
Inscription.
[Northeast face]
Officers and men killed on
the U.S.S. Mound City
{List of 124 dead}


[Northwest face]
Near this spot, on June 17, 1862,
a decisive engagement was
fought between the Conf-
ederates entrenched and
the Federal gunboats.
Here was fired the most
destructive single shot of
the Civil War, causing an
explosion on the "Mound
City" and the loss of 148
killed, besides many wounded.
———————
O wheresoever these may be
betwixt the slumber of
the poles, to-day they
count as kindred souls.

[Southwest face]

Confederate soldiers
killed in the Battle
of St. Charles
Company G.
29th. Arkansas Infantry.
June 17, 1862.
W. G. Yarbrough
W. C. Klingle
J. P. Hall

[Southeast face]

Coeur Fidele
In loving memory of
William Hickman Harte
Master, U.S.N.
Born Limerick, Ireland, 1826
Killed in action June 17, 1862

 
Erected 1919 by Relative of William Hickman Harte.
 
Location. 34° 22.45′ N, 91° 
St. Charles Battle Monument (northwest face) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. St. Charles Battle Monument (northwest face)
8.144′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, Arkansas, in Arkansas County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broadway Avenue and Arkansas Street, in the median on West Broadway Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 West Broadway Avenue, Saint Charles AR 72140, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. J. Deane & Sons Hardware Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Engagement at St. Charles (approx. half a mile away); Captain Alf Johnson's Spy Company (approx. 5.1 miles away); Crocketts Bluff (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. One of the few memorials placed in a Confederate state by a northerner in commemoration of both Union and Confederate war dead. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the monument. (Submitted on September 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture - USS Mound City. (Submitted on September 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. Wikipedia article on the U.S.S. Mound City. (Submitted on September 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. DisastersWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
St. Charles Battle Monument (southwest face) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
3. St. Charles Battle Monument (southwest face)
St. Charles Battle Monument (southeast face) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
4. St. Charles Battle Monument (southeast face)
This monument was placed due to the efforts of a relative of William Harte mentioned here.
The U.S.S. Mound City (circa 1864-65) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
5. The U.S.S. Mound City (circa 1864-65)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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