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Monticello in Drew County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Drew County Troops

 
 
Drew County Troops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 17, 2015
1. Drew County Troops Marker
Inscription. (side 1)
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.
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(side 2)
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Several Drew County companies served west of the Mississippi River. Co. L of Fagan's Cavalry enlisted in Monticello May 12, 1862. Companies A, B and E of the 26th Arkansas Infantry joined June 16, 1862. They were captured at Arkansas Post in January 1863 and after leaving Union captivity served the rest of the war with the Army of Tennessee. Drew County men formed Companies B and C, 12th Arkansas Cavalry, and the Monticello Home Guards in late 1863.
 
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennil Commission; Col. William F. Slemons Chapter 977, United Daughters of the Confederacy;
Drew County Troops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 17, 2015
2. Drew County Troops Marker
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. Touch for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Drew County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 South Main Street, Monticello AR 71655, United States of America.
 
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
 
Drew County Troops Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, June 17, 2015
3. Drew County Troops Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2015, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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