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Helena in Phillips County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sacred Heart Academy

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
1. Sacred Heart Academy Marker
Inscription. In 1858 a boarding school and convent was established on this site in the former residence of Col. Henry L. Biscoe by four Sisters of Mercy who came from Ireland with Bishop Andrew Byrne. The school was in the middle of heavy fighting during the Battle of Helena, July 4, 1863, and was used as a hospital by the Sisters who tended both Union and Confederate wounded. The school was closed from 1868 to 1879 at which time it was reopened by the Sisters of Charity from Nazareth, Kentucky.
 
Erected 1963 by Erected by the Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 31.298′ N, 90° 35.503′ W. Marker is in Helena, Arkansas, in Phillips County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Street (Business U.S. 49) and Arkansas Street, on the right when traveling south on Columbia Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Helena AR 72342, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Catherine Academy (a few steps from this marker); The Civil War Brings Hardship (a few steps from this marker); Battery D
Sacred Heart Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 17, 2012
2. Sacred Heart Academy Marker
(approx. mile away); General J.F. Fagan's Attack (approx. mile away); Life Under Union Occupation (approx. mile away); The New Fort Curtis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Defending Helena (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Curtis, 1862-1867 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helena.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 23, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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