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

C.S.S. Pontchartrain

 
 
C.S.S. <i>Pontchartrain</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. C.S.S. Pontchartrain Marker
Inscription. The elegant steamboat Lizzie Simmons was built in 1859 and ran between Memphis and New Orleans until the Confederate Navy bought her in 1861 and converted her into a gunboat, the C.S.S. Pontchartrain. The vessel fought on the Mississippi River until ordered to serve on Arkansas's rivers. Her crew fought at St. Charles and Arkansas Post, but the Pontchartrain remained at Little Rock, a threat to Union sailors. She was burned near here when Little Rock fell in 1863, though one of her cannons now sits in the front yard of the Old State House.
 
Erected 2012 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, North Little Rock History Commission, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 34.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 45.164′ N, 92° 16.124′ W. Marker is in North Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from Riverfront Drive east of Riverfront Place when traveling south. Touch for map. Located along the Arkansas River Trail nearly under the west side of the Main
View of marker looking at Little Rock and along the Main Street bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. View of marker looking at Little Rock and along the Main Street bridge.
Street Bridge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Riverfront Drive, North Little Rock AR 72114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huntersville (within shouting distance of this marker); River Traffic (approx. mile away); The Little Rock Campaign - Riverfront Park (approx. mile away); The Point of Rocks (approx. mile away); Arkansas in the Civil War (approx. mile away); It is River City (approx. mile away); Settlements (approx. mile away); Witness to Removal (approx. mile away).
 
Also see . . .  The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture on the C.S.S. Pontchartrain. (Submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
View west at the Arkansas River and the Broadway Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
3. View west at the Arkansas River and the Broadway Bridge.
 
 
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 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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