Monticello in Drew County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Drew County Troops
Sixteen Confederate companies were raised in Drew County during the Civil War. Two, the "Confederate Stars" and "Selma Rifles," joined the 3rd Arkansas Infantry and fought with the Army of Northern Virginia. Three, the "Cut-off Guards," "Confederate Grays" and "Dixie Guards," joined the 9th Arkansas Infantry, dubbed the "Parsons Regiment" because it held 42 ministers. The "Monticello Guards" of the 1st Arkansas Infantry and "Monticello Cavalry" of the 6th Battalion were raised in Drew County. All of these fought battles east of the Mississippi River.
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennil Commission; Col. William F. Slemons Chapter 977, United Daughters of the Confederacy; Arkanss Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 91.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 37.606′ N, 91° 47.491′ W. Marker is in Monticello, Arkansas, in Drew County. Marker is on South Main Street (State Highway 83) south of East Shelton Street, on the right when traveling south. This marker is on the grounds of the Drew County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 South Main Street, Monticello AR 71655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Drew County (a few steps from this marker); Walls of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Monticello Confederate Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away).
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2015, by Patrick G. Jordan of Graham, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.