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Historical Markers in Jacksonville, Arkansas

 
Clickable Map of Pulaski 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 Pulaski County, AR (98) Faulkner County, AR (7) Grant County, AR (8) Jefferson County, AR (13) Lonoke County, AR (12) Perry County, AR (3) Saline County, AR (20)  PulaskiCounty(98) Pulaski County (98)  FaulknerCounty(7) Faulkner County (7)  GrantCounty(8) Grant County (8)  JeffersonCounty(13) Jefferson County (13)  LonokeCounty(12) Lonoke County (12)  PerryCounty(3) Perry County (3)  SalineCounty(20) Saline County (20)
Jacksonville is in Pulaski County
    Pulaski County (98)
    Faulkner County (7)
    Grant County (8)
    Jefferson County (13)
    Lonoke County (12)
    Perry County (3)
    Saline County (20)
 
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1Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — A Gallant ChargeThe First Iowa Cavalry Charges Burning Reed's Bridge
As Gen. John Davidson saw flames erupting from the only bridge across Bayou Meto, he ordered Lt. Col. Daniel Anderson to take his First Iowa Cavalry Regiment and save the bridge, if possible. Anderson and his men thundered down the Memphis to . . . Map (db m116543) HM
2Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — Brother Against BrotherUnion and Confederate Missourians Fight at Bayou Meto
Missouri, a border state, never seceded from the Union but her people were nevertheless divided and tens of thousands of Missourians wore both blue and gray between 1861 and 1865. Missouri is credited with supplying 109,111 men to Union forces, of . . . Map (db m117264) HM
3Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — Like Sorrow's Veil...The Confederates Burn Reed's Bridge Over Bayou Meto
Bayou Meto, "a steep-banked and miry stream," provided a natural barrier and defensive position for the Confederates on August 27, 1863. The primary means of crossing the bayou was Reed's Bridge on the Memphis to Little Rock Road. As the . . . Map (db m116538) HM
4Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — The Brigade Moved ForwardThe Opening Movements of the Battle of Reed's Bridge
The first action of the Battle of Reed's Bridge occurred east of where you are standing when 125 Missouri Confederates opened fire on Brigadier General John Wynn Davidson's Union cavalry division at about 11 a.m. on August 27, 1863. The . . . Map (db m116603) HM
5Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — 2 — The Little Rock CampaignReed's Bridge — Confederates Stop Union Advance —
Looking northwest fifty yards to your left, the old military road crossed Bayou Meto over Reed's Bridge. Confederate troops fell back to this location from the August 25, 1863, Brownsville skirmish to establish a strong position to stop the Union . . . Map (db m116516) HM
6Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — The Memphis to Little Rock RailroadSamson Gray Helps Link the State Capital with the Mississippi
One of the largest public works projects to take place in territorial Arkansas was construction of the Memphis to Little Rock Road, an ambitious effort to allow travelers to cross the dense swamps and Grand Prairie of east Arkansas to . . . Map (db m116571) HM
7Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — Thunder on Bayou MetoConfederate Artillery in the Battle for Reed's Bridge
As Reed's Bridge burned and Confederate artillery broke up the charge of the First Iowa Cavalry Regiment, Union artillery opened fire on Brigadier General John S. Marmaduke at his position near Lt. Charlie Bell's "little teaser" prairie gun. . . . Map (db m116569) HM
8Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — Battle of Reed's Bridge
On August 27, 1863 the Federal army was advancing along the Military Road toward Little Rock when its Cavalry Division of 6,000 men under Gen. John W. Davidson attempted a crossing here and was met by a Confederate force of 4,000 under Gen. John S. . . . Map (db m116508) HM
9Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — Bayou Meto Historic Site
In 1845 the Russell Beall family donated land for Bayou Meto Cemetery. Soon afterward a two story log building was erected in a grove of oaks. Known as Bayou Meto Chapel. the structure served as church, public school and meeting place for . . . Map (db m116645) HM
10Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — 85 — Bayou Metre Hornets
The 4th Arkansas Infantry Battalion (C.S.) enlisted at Little Rock on Nov. 10, 1861. It included Capt. T.F. Murff’s Co. A, the ‘Bayou Metre Hornets,’ which had received a flag at an Oct. 18 barbecue at modern-day Jacksonville. The regiment fought at . . . Map (db m116350) HM
11Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — 135 — Confederates at Bayou Meto
Following their defeat at the July 4, 1863, Battle of Helena, Confederate Gen. Sterling Price’s infantry division fell back to Des Arc and Searcy. Price assumed command of the Confederate army in Arkansas on July 23 and Gen. James Fagan took over . . . Map (db m116472) HM
12Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — 118 — Marmaduke-Walker Duel
Following the Aug. 27, 1863, battle at Bayou Meto, Confederate Gen. John Marmaduke asked to be removed from under Gen. Lucius M. Walker’s command. The two generals were at odds over actions at Helena and Brownsville earlier in 1863. Marmaduke’s . . . Map (db m116265) HM
13Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — Memphis Military Road
Construction of this earliest road connecting Memphis with Little Rock began in 1826 under the supervision of Lt. Frederick L. Griffith, U.S. Army. It was completed in 1828 under Lt. Charles Thomas. Miles of swamps and numerous streams made the road . . . Map (db m116509) HM
14Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — Shared Gray     Jacob Gray1758-1836     1762-1837
Revolutionary War soldiers and brothers, Shared fought for North Carolina and Jacob fought for both North and South Carolina. In the winter of 1820-1821 they brought their families here from Williamson County, Tennessee and settled near this site.Map (db m116507) HM
15Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — The Trail of Tears through JacksonvilleTrail of Tears National Historic Trail — National Trails System —
"The route which the Choctaws and Chickasaws will travel, in emigrating to their new homes, is not yet, we believe, fully determined on; but it is quite probable that a large proportion of them will cross the Mississippi at Helena, and White . . . Map (db m116572) HM
16Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — They Passed This WayTrail of Tears National Historic Trail — National Trails System —
"Long time we travel on way to new land.... Womens cry.... Children cry and men cry...but they say nothing and just put heads down and keep on go towards West. Many days pass and people die very much." -Recollection of a . . . Map (db m116602) HM
 
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