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Historical Markers in Arkansas Post National Memorial, Arkansas

 
Clickable Map of Arkansas County, Arkansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Arkansas County, AR (34) Desha County, AR (14) Jefferson County, AR (13) Lincoln County, AR (1) Lonoke County, AR (12) Monroe County, AR (17) Phillips County, AR (94) Prairie County, AR (12)  ArkansasCounty(34) Arkansas County (34)  DeshaCounty(14) Desha County (14)  JeffersonCounty(13) Jefferson County (13)  LincolnCounty(1) Lincoln County (1)  LonokeCounty(12) Lonoke County (12)  MonroeCounty(17) Monroe County (17)  PhillipsCounty(94) Phillips County (94)  PrairieCounty(12) Prairie County (12)
DeWitt and Stuttgart are both the county seat for Arkansas County
Arkansas Post National Memorial is in Arkansas County
      Arkansas County (34)  
ADJACENT TO ARKANSAS COUNTY
      Desha County (14)  
      Jefferson County (13)  
      Lincoln County (1)  
      Lonoke County (12)  
      Monroe County (17)  
      Phillips County (94)  
      Prairie County (12)  
 
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1Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — Four guns...opened on us and a thousand rifles from the pits — Dyer Hitchcock, private, 23rd Wisconsin Infantry — Arkansas Post National Memorial —
A bitter winter rain had turned the ground to mud. But the Confederate soldiers had to keep digging. These rifle pits, lying just a few feet from where you stand, were far from finished. Though exhausted and hungry, the soldiers were ordered to . . . Map (db m107874) HM
2Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — On they come like an irresistible thunder bolt — William Heartsill, sergeant, 2nd Texas Cavalry — Arkansas Post National Memorial —
The Confederate scouts were alarmed. Looking down river to your right, one exclaimed, "One could hardly see anything in the background but smokestacks." Union soldiers disembarked from their transports. All night, knee deep in mud, they . . . Map (db m108509) HM
3Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — Our ironclads and gunboats knocked the fort to pieces — David D. Porter, rear admiral
You wouldn't have got us had it not been for your damned gunboats. John Dunnington, colonel, chief of ordnance Fort Hindman's cannon fired at the nine gunboats bearing down on them. Confederate gunners had . . . Map (db m108072) HM
4Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — 38,000 Reasons to Fight — Arkansas Post National Monument — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Half the Yankees in the West [were coming]. Confederate scout I expected Mary would be a widow before I got 10 rods [55 yards]. . . . Map (db m107858) HM
5Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — American Townsite — 1805 — 1840 — Frontier Settlement and Territorial Capitol
In the early 1800's the land in front of you was an important center of trade and government on the edge of the Arkansas River wilderness. Here were the homes, stores, taverns, mills, docks, and busy streets of the Post of Arkansas. This . . . Map (db m108428) HM
6Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — Edge of Empires
The succession of outposts here, remote from centers of New World empire, symbolized a dream of the imperial age: to connect the Gulf of Mexico to North America's vast interior by the great rivers that drained it. Following British . . . Map (db m108485) HM
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7Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — First Post of Arkansas — 1686 — 1700 — The French Settlement of Henri de Tonti
Spanish Explorer Hernan de Soto passed this way in 1542. Nearly 130 years later Father Marquette, the French missionary and explorer, reached the nearby mouth of the Arkansas. In 1682 Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, claimed this territory for . . . Map (db m108407) HM
8Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — The Arkansas Posts — 1686 — 1863 — Two Centuries of Settlement on the Arkansas River
Arkansas Post was not a single fort and trading center. From 1686 until 1863 there were no fewer than seven posts on the Arkansas River between here and the Missişsippi. The flags of five nations flew over them. The 1686 post . . . Map (db m108464) HM
9Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — The Colbert Raid — April 17, 1783 — Arkansas Post in the American Revolution
During the American Revolution, Arkansas Post belonged to the Spanish, allies of the American patriots. In 1783, British partisans led by James Colbert raided the Spanish village and fort here. It was one of the last engagements of the . . . Map (db m108483) HM
10Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — Where is Fort Hindman?
Standing here in January 1863, you would have seen Confederate Fort Hindman. In what is now the water, the fort stood atop a 25-foot high bluff The fort's cannon could fire a mile up or down the river to protect the breadbasket of Arkansas. The . . . Map (db m108511) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022