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Austin in Lonoke County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Austin in the Civil War

 
 
Austin in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. Austin in the Civil War Marker
Inscription. As the Civil War began, the Caroline Home Guard formed at Austin on June 29, 1861. The “Austin Rifles” became Co. I, 5th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. Both Union and Confederate troops camped at Austin during the war and Federal troops tore down most of the buildings in town for lumber to build winter quarters. Gen. J.O. Shelby’s Confederates fought a rear-guard action at Cypress Creek near here after the Ashley’s Station battle on Aug. 24, 1864. The remains of 17 Union soldiers were moved from Austin to Little Rock National Cemetery on Aug. 1, 1868.
 
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. (Marker Number 138.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 59.036′ N, 91° 57.915′ W. Marker is in Austin, Arkansas, in Lonoke County. Marker is at the intersection of Arkansas Route 38 and Ray Sowell Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 38. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin AR 72007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
View of marker looking east on Arkansas Highway 38. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. View of marker looking east on Arkansas Highway 38.
. Austin (here, next to this marker); Oakland Grove (Old Austin) (a few steps from this marker); Bayou Meto Historic Site (approx. 10.8 miles away); Bayou Metre Hornets (approx. 10.8 miles away); The Memphis to Little Rock Railroad (approx. 12.4 miles away); The Trail of Tears through Jacksonville (approx. 12.4 miles away); They Passed This Way (approx. 12.4 miles away); The Brigade Moved Forward (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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