LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved an application for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Baxter County, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
The historical marker will be located at the Baxter County Courthouse in Mountain Home and will commemorate skirmishes that took place near Mountain Home in October 1862. The 27th Arkansas Infantry Camp 1519, Sons of Confederate Veterans is 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 commemoration in 2015. To date, 69 markers in 45 counties have been approved.
For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/or e-mail acwsc@arkansasheritage.org.