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Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Arsenal Crisis

 
 
The Arsenal Crisis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. The Arsenal Crisis Marker
Inscription. The Civil War could have begun at this U.S. Arsenal. As other states seceded, rumors that reinforcements were heading for the Arsenal led around 1,000 militia from south and east Arkansas to demand the surrender of the garrison. On Feb. 12, 1861, Capt. James Totten, with no orders from his superiors, abandoned the Arsenal "to avoid the cause of Civil War." Little Rocks ladies gave him a sword to show their appreciation of his action. Two months later, Ft. Sumter was attacked.
 
Erected 2010 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, MacArthur Park Museum of Arkansas Military History, City of Little Rock, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 44.293′ N, 92° 15.906′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from East 9th Street. Touch for map. Located behind the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 East 9th Street, Little Rock AR 72202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Little Rock Arsenal (here,
The Arsenal Crisis Marker next to the Tower Building, only original building still standing. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. The Arsenal Crisis Marker next to the Tower Building, only original building still standing.
next to this marker); The Story of David O. Dodd (here, next to this marker); In Memory of David O. Dodd (a few steps from this marker); United Spanish War Veterans Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mehlburger Markers (within shouting distance of this marker); 206th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Camden Expedition (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of United Spanish War Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Arsenal Tower Building. (Submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Another, nearby, marker about the Little Rock Arsenal. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
3. Another, nearby, marker about the Little Rock Arsenal.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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