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Searcy in White County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae

 
 
Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae Marker
Inscription. Born in Alabama Oct. 10, 1829, Dandridge McRae moved to Arkansas in 1849. A lawyer, he recruited Confederates in 1861 and led a battalion at Wilson's Creek and a regiment at Pea Ridge. Promoted to brigadier general Nov. 5, 1862, he was the only White Countian to achieve that rank. He also led troops at Prairie Grove, Helena, during the Little Rock Campaign, and at Fitzhugh's Woods. A violent foe of Arkansas's Reconstruction government, McRae was an active Mason and promoted education and Arkansas business after the war. He died April 23, 1899.
 
Erected 2012 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, White County Civil War Round Table, White County Historical Society, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 37.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 15.198′ N, 91° 43.878′ W. Marker is in Searcy, Arkansas, in White County. Marker is at the intersection of East Moore Avenue and North Horton Street, on the right when traveling west on East Moore Avenue. Touch for map. Located within the Oakgrove Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 East Moore Avenue, Searcy AR 72143, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae marker and his grave marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae marker and his grave marker.
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); White County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); White County Court House (approx. half a mile away); Spanish Land Grant to John Fayac (approx. one mile away); Searcy Landing in the Civil War / Guerrilla War on the Little Red (approx. 1.9 miles away); Action At Whitney's Lane (approx. 3.2 miles away); Action at Des Arc Bayou (approx. 4.3 miles away); Naval Combat at West Point / Combat on the Little Red River (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Searcy.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Dandridge McRae. (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Closeup of Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae's grave marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
3. Closeup of Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae's grave marker.
McRae in the uniform of the Arkansas Guards. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain, September 1, 1860
4. McRae in the uniform of the Arkansas Guards.
The Arkansas Guards was a volunteer militia company from White County. McRae was commissioned captain of the company in September, 1860.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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