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Van Buren in Crawford County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Van Buren Raid

 
 
Van Buren Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 9, 2018
1. Van Buren Raid Marker
Inscription. After the Dec. 7, 1862, Battle of Prairie Grove, the Union Frontier Division set out to strike Confederate forces on the Arkansas River. On Dec. 27, 8,000 Union troops headed south through the Boston Mountains. They hit Van Buren on Dec. 28 and opened fire with their cannon, some of which may have been placed at the Drennen-Scott House. Confederate guns responded from Fort Smith, and the artillery dueled until sunset. The Confederates abandoned Fort Smith that night. The Federals burned boats and supplies and headed north, joined by former slaves.
 
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Drennen-Scott Historic Site (UA-Fort Smith), Arkansas Humanities Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. (Marker Number 127.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 26.143′ N, 94° 21.573′ W. Marker is in Van Buren, Arkansas, in Crawford County. Marker can be reached from North 3rd Street 0.1 miles south of Knox Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the Drennan-Scott House lawn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 324 North 3rd Street, Van Buren AR 72956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Van Buren Raid Marker can be seen in far distance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 9, 2018
2. Van Buren Raid Marker can be seen in far distance.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Web of Enterprise (a few steps from this marker); Overlooking His Domain (a few steps from this marker); Gone but not forgotten (within shouting distance of this marker); CSI: Van Buren (within shouting distance of this marker); The Butterfield Stage Route (approx. mile away); Albert Pike School House (approx. mile away); First Three U.S. Deaths in WWI (approx. mile away); Crawford County Vietnam Memorial (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Buren.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Van Buren in depth. (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Van Buren Raid Marker at the Drennen Scott House. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 9, 2018
3. Van Buren Raid Marker at the Drennen Scott House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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