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Benton in Saline County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

11th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A.

 
 
11th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
1. 11th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription. The 11th Arkansas Infantry organized at Benton in July 1861 and Saline County men served in 6 of its 10 companies. The 11th was captured in the Island No. 10 campaign in April 1862 and spent 5 months in Union prisons, later serving in Louisiana and Mississippi, where it consolidated with the 17th Arkansas Infantry and served as a mounted unit; they surrendered at Citronelle, Ala., in 1865. Some men of the 11th returned to Arkansas and served in Maj. James Poe’s 11th Arkansas Cavalry. Veterans held one of state’s first Confederate reunions in 1889.
 
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; David O. Dodd Camp 619, Sons of Confederate Veterans; Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 92.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 34.739′ N, 92° 35.329′ W. Marker is in Benton, Arkansas, in Saline County. Marker is on Dogwood 0.1 miles east of Arkansas Highway 5, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benton AR 72015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Niloak Pottery
Marker in Front of Glidewell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
2. Marker in Front of Glidewell Cemetery
View to east from Dogwood Road
(approx. 0.6 miles away); De Soto Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Benton Courier (approx. 0.9 miles away); Saline County in the Civil War (approx. one mile away); Saline County's Everlasting Tribute (approx. one mile away); Saline County Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. one mile away); Saline County Records (approx. one mile away); Quapaws, Choctaws, and Chickasaws Passed Here (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton.
 
Also see . . .
1. 11th Arkansas Infantry Regiment - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 8, 2016.)
2. 11th and 17th Consolidated Arkansas Infantry Regiment - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 8, 2016.)
3. Glidewell Cemetery - findagrave.com. (Submitted on August 8, 2016.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Glidewell Cemetery
The marker is located at the entrance to Glidewell Cemetery. In 2013 the Sons of Confederate Veterans (David O. Dodd Camp No. 619) erected a number of cenotaphs (a memorial erected at a place where the body has not been interred) for Arkansans who died during the Civil War including soldiers
Cenotaphs of Arkansan Soldiers in Glidewell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
3. Cenotaphs of Arkansan Soldiers in Glidewell Cemetery
Marker in center background
of the 11th Arkansas Infantry.
    — Submitted August 8, 2016.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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