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Prairie Grove in Washington County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Major General Thomas C. Hindman

 
 
Major General Thomas C. Hindman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
1. Major General Thomas C. Hindman Marker
Inscription. Thomas C. Hindman commanded the Confederate army in the battle of Prairie Grove. He was born 1828 in Tennessee. Served in the War with Mexico, later moving from Mississippi to Helena, Ark. Was elected to Congress in 1859. In 1861 he entered the Confederate army as a Colonel and won promotion to Major General at the battle of Shiloh. Transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department, he raised the army that fought at Prairie Grove. He later fought in many battles in Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina.
 
Location. 35° 59.004′ N, 94° 18.608′ W. Marker is in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker is on East Douglas Street (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located near the entrance to Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Prairie Grove AR 72753, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rhea's Mill (here, next to this marker); Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Prairie Grove (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Park (a few steps from this marker); Historic Wall (within
Major General Thomas C. Hindman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
2. Major General Thomas C. Hindman Marker
shouting distance of this marker); March of the Armies (within shouting distance of this marker); Blunt's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Hindman Hall Museum (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Prairie Grove Battlefield Park. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Thomas C. Hindman. Hindman was closely linked with fellow Helena resident and Confederate General Patrick Cleburne. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 909 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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