LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved an application for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Saline County, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

The historical marker will be located on the grounds of the Saline County Courthouse in Benton and will commemorate the removal of Saline County’s records as Union troops approached Little Rock in September 1863. The Saline County Circuit Clerk’s Office 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, 71 markers in 46 counties have been approved.