“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Augusta

"It Was a Hard Little Fight" Marker on left looking at woods area. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
"It Was a Hard Little Fight" Marker on left looking at woods area.
1Arkansas (Woodruff County), Augusta — "It Was a Hard Little Fight"The Battle of Fitzhugh's Woods, April 1st, 1864
As Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele's Union army marched into southwest Arkansas in the spring of 1864, Col. C.C. Andrews was ordered to lead an expedition to Woodruff County. The column's orders were to keep Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae from recruiting . . . — Map (db m116643) HM
2Arkansas (Woodruff County), Augusta — 50 — Action at Fitzhugh's Woods
Col. Christopher C. Andrews led 231 men of the 3rd Minnesota Infantry and 8th Missouri Cavalry to Woodruff Co. on April 1, 1864, to disrupt recruiting by Confederate Gen. Dandridge McRae. Marching 12 miles north of Augusta, and almost capturing . . . — Map (db m116188) HM
3Arkansas (Woodruff County), Augusta — Augusta Memorial ParkEstablished about 1850
Much of the history of Augusta lies beneath these grounds. It was the burial ground for the Chickasaws before the first settlers. The earliest extant gravestone is Penelopy Simmons, who operated a hotel in Augusta and died in 1852. First . . . — Map (db m116627) HM
4Arkansas (Woodruff County), Augusta — Augusta Presbyterian Church
The church was organized in 1861, by its first pastor, Rev. S.W. Davies. The foundation was apparently laid in 1861. It was completed in 1871. Woodrow Wilson, as a youth, worshiped here while his brother-in- law, Rev. A.R. Kennedy. was . . . — Map (db m116633) HM
5Arkansas (Woodruff County), Augusta — Chickasaw CrossingRiver Mile 198
Chickasaws and Quapaws crossed the White River here to visit, long before the first settlers. First post office, named Chickasaw Crossing in Feb. 1848, was soon changed to Augusta. Steamboats docked here to deliver goods and left with . . . — Map (db m116629) HM
6Arkansas (Woodruff County), Augusta — City of AugustaSesquicentennial 1848 - 1998
Thomas Hough founded Augusta in 1848, naming it after his favorite cousin, Miss Augusta Cald, of Virginia. For generations it was known as Chickasaw Crossing. The first settlers came in 1820. It was incorporated in 1861. During the Civil . . . — Map (db m116630) HM
7Arkansas (Woodruff County), Augusta — Woodruff County Courthouse
Noted architect: Charles L. Thompson, Nov 30, 1901 Thomas Hough, founder of Augusta in 1848 built his home on this location before the Civil War. During the Federal occupation Gen. Frederick Steele headquartered here. Woodruff County was . . . — Map (db m116628) HM
8Arkansas (Woodruff County), Augusta — G-3 — Woodruff County Presbyterian Church
Woodrow Wilson as a youth worshiped in this church while his brother-in-law, Rev. A.R. Kennedy, was pastor. — Map (db m116637) HM
9Arkansas (Woodruff County), Augusta — Woodruff County War Memorial
In honor of all the valiant men and women of Woodruff Co. who defended their ideals and served their country during time of war. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten — Map (db m117719) WM
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