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

St. Francis County Arkansas Historical Markers

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By Don Morfe, July 13, 2006
Forrest City downtown building
Arkansas (St. Francis County), Forrest City — Forrest’s CampBirth of a City
In 1866 General Nathan Bedford Forrest, along with about 1,000 workmen, pitched camp in the vicinity of what is now Front Street on land belonging to the Izard and Prewett families. By 1868 they had succeeded in making a cut through Crowley’s Ridge . . . — Map (db m92609) HM
Arkansas (St. Francis County), Madison — 88 — Madison in the Civil War
U.S. troops from Helena came through Madison many times during the Civil War. A 5th Kansas Cavalry patrol fought here twice during a March 5-12, 1863, expedition. Iowa and Indiana troops passed through in April 1863, and detachments of men from the . . . — Map (db m119982) HM

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