“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Ouachita County Arkansas Historical Markers

Camden Water Battle Marker image, Touch for more information
By Karen Emerson-McPeak, August 3, 2017
Camden Water Battle Marker
Arkansas (Ouachita County), Camden — Camden Water BattleCivil War — 1864 —
In the fall of 1864, much of the Confederate infantry in Arkansas was ordered to move to Camden to protect the approaches to Texas during General Sterling Price’s absences in being transferred to the Missouri Campaign.

In September 1864, . . . — Map (db m106889) HM WM

Arkansas (Ouachita County), Camden — Ecore A-Fabre or Fabre’s BluffEarly French and Indian Trading Post
John Nunn, a pioneer settler, donated a square at Fabre’s Landing in 1842, on which was created the first court-house in Ouachita County. The name of the settlement was soon afterwards changed from Fabre’s Landing to Camden. The county was given the . . . — Map (db m107081) HM
Arkansas (Ouachita County), Camden — To Our Confederate Women1861 - 1865
To the Confederate women Whose pious ministration To our wounded soldiers, Soothed the last hours of those Who died far from the objects Of their tenderest love; Whose domestic labors Contributed much to supply The wants of . . . — Map (db m106934) HM WM
Arkansas (Ouachita County), Chidester — 25 — 1st Kansas Colored Infantry
The 1st Kansas Colored Infantry, a regiment that included many former Arkansas slaves, was formed in August 1862, the first black unit recruited during the war. 1st Kansas troops were the first black men to see combat, losing 10 killed and 12 . . . — Map (db m56624) HM

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May. 24, 2020