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Rondo in Miller County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Confederate Records Stored at Rondo

 
 
Confederate Records Stored at Rondo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
1. Confederate Records Stored at Rondo Marker
Inscription. When Gen. Frederick Steele's Union army invaded southwest Arkansas in April 1864, threatening the Confederate state capital at Washington, Gov. Harris Flanagin moved the state archives to Rondo, where they were deposited in James Abraham's store. Editor John Eakin moved the press and type for the Washington Telegraph to Rondo for safekeeping during the Union Invasion. Some of the Confederate soldiers detailed to guard the government records died and were buried in the Rondo cemetery before the records were returned to Washington.
 
Erected 2010 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission - Albert Pike Chapter No. 2057, United Daughters of the Confederacy Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 33° 26.789′ N, 93° 58.063′ W. Marker is in Rondo, Arkansas, in Miller County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of McClure Road and Cobb Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located within the Rondo Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: McClure Road, Texarkana AR 71854, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Unknown Confederate graves at Rondo Cemetery next to marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
2. Unknown Confederate graves at Rondo Cemetery next to marker.
At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scott Joplin (approx. 4.5 miles away in Texas); James Bowie (approx. 4.5 miles away in Texas); Texarkana (approx. 4.5 miles away in Texas); Central Christian Church (approx. 4.6 miles away in Texas); United States Post Office and Courthouse (approx. 4.6 miles away in Texas).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article about the Rondo Cemetery. (Submitted on July 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Rondo Cemetery entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
3. Rondo Cemetery entrance.
Grave marker of 5 Unknown Confederate Soldiers at Rondo Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
4. Grave marker of 5 Unknown Confederate Soldiers at Rondo Cemetery.
Cemetery on National Register of Historic Places. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
5. Cemetery on National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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