LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved an application for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Woodruff County, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
The historical marker will be located at the Cotton Plant Memorial Cemetery and will discuss the July 7, 1862, battle of Cotton Plant. The Dewey and Roberta Spencer family and Cotton Plant Memorial Cemetery are sponsoring the marker.
Through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Historical Marker Program, the ACWSC works with local partners to help tell the stories of how the Civil War affected communities around the state. The Commission hopes that there will be at least one marker in each of the state’s 75 counties by the end of the sesquicentennial commemoration in 2015.
The application for the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Historical Marker Program can be downloaded at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/historical-markers/markers.aspx.