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Wittsburg in Cross County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wittsburg in the Civil War

 
 
Wittsburg in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. Wittsburg in the Civil War Marker
Inscription. After Arkansas seceded from the Union in May 1861, Confederate officers began to recruit in the Wittsburg area. Companies B, D, F and K of the 5th Arkansas Infantry Regiment were organized at Wittsburg June 12-14, 1861. David Cross, for whom Cross County is named, led the regiment. Union cavalry in the campaign to capture Little Rock stopped here for supplies and built a fortification on the high ground above town in July 1863, and a patrol of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry skirmished here June 6, 1864. 2,157 Confederates were paroled here in 1865.
 
Erected 2012 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Cross County Historical Society, Cross County, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 28.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 13.084′ N, 90° 42.009′ W. Marker is in Wittsburg, Arkansas, in Cross County. Marker is on State Highway 163 2.2 miles south of Highway 64, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1062 Cross County Road 739, Wynne AR 72396, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 15 miles
Marker is just south of where paved road ends image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. Marker is just south of where paved road ends
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mississippian Garden (approx. 9.2 miles away); Madison in the Civil War (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Wittsburg Fortifications during the Civil War. (Submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. The State of Arkansas Preservation - Summary description of Wittsburg Fortification. (Submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Wittsburg in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
3. Wittsburg in the Civil War Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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