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Madison in Saint Francis County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Madison in the Civil War

 
 
Madison in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 10, 2018
1. Madison in the Civil War Marker
Inscription. U.S. troops from Helena came through Madison many times during the Civil War. A 5th Kansas Cavalry patrol fought here twice during a March 5-12, 1863, expedition. Iowa and Indiana troops passed through in April 1863, and detachments of men from the 15th Illinois Cavalry and 3rd Arkansas (African Descent) were here Feb. 12-14, 1864, taking 10 Confederate prisoners. The 11th Missouri Infantry was here in June, as was the 15th Illinois in August 1864. Illinois Mounted Infantry troops were here in February; 56th U.S. Colored Infantry men came in June 1865.
 
Erected 2014 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; St. Francis County Historical Society; Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 88.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 0.833′ N, 90° 43.893′ W. Marker is in Madison, Arkansas, in Saint Francis County. Marker is on U.S. 70 0.3 miles east of County Road 769, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in front of Scott Bond Cemetery (aka Madison Cemetery). Marker is in this post office area: Madison AR 72359, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Madison in the Civil War Marker with the Scott Bond Cemetery in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 10, 2018
2. Madison in the Civil War Marker with the Scott Bond Cemetery in background.
least 2 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forrest’s Camp (approx. 3 miles away); Wittsburg in the Civil War (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
View from marker west on U.S. Highway 70. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 10, 2018
3. View from marker west on U.S. Highway 70.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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