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Jacksonport in Jackson County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Jacksonport in the Civil War

 
 
Jacksonport in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Wally Smith, Facility Manager., December 19, 2009
1. Jacksonport in the Civil War Marker
Inscription. Jacksonport was one of the main mustering points for the Confederate army in Arkansas. Throughout the war both armies contended for possession of this strategic port located at the center of the White and Black river trade. The Confederate attack on Helena was planned here in 1863 by Generals Sterling Price and Theophilus H. Holmes.
At various times Jacksonport was headquarters for such noted military leaders as Frederick Steele, Earl Van Dorn, John S. Marmaduke, Dandridge McRae and Jo Shelby.
 
Erected 1965 by the Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 35° 38.381′ N, 91° 18.642′ W. Marker is in Jacksonport, Arkansas, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from Avenue Street west of Dillard Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located within Jacksonport State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: Avenue Street, Newport AR 72112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Surrender at Jacksonport (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shelling of Jacksonport
Marker pole on right, marker removed for construction purposes. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. Marker pole on right, marker removed for construction purposes.
(about 700 feet away); Jackson County First Court House (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Markers temporarily removed.
The historical and interpretive markers between the old Jackson County Courthouse and the Visitors Center (under construction) have been temporarily removed to safeguard them. They should be reinstalled soon.
    — Submitted April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The facility manager for Jacksonport State Park shows where the marker was located. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
3. The facility manager for Jacksonport State Park shows where the marker was located.
Construction has temporarily required removal of markers at the State Park while a visitors center is constructed, the Jackson Guards Confederate Monument & Cannon relocated, and new landscaping and walkways are built.
 
 
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 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the marker, when replaced, and a wide area photo of the marker in context. • Can you help?
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