While a Confederate unit, the Conway Mounted Rifles, formed at Lewisburg in May 1861, the town was a Union base for much of the war. A garrison was established Sept. 28, 1863, and Col. Abraham H. Ryan recruited the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.) there. . . . — — Map (db m170456) HM
These stones memorialize Old Lewisburg .
First trading post of Conway County .
Established 1825 by Stephen D. Lewis .
Made county seat 1831 to 1850
again 1873 to 1884 .
Incorporated 1844 . — — Map (db m170957) HM
Conway County in the Civil War
Conway County men served in both the Union and Confederate armies in the Civil War. Co. I, 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, Co. B, Carroll’s Cavalry, Co. I, 36th Arkansas Infantry, . . . — — Map (db m96451) HM