ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS

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

The historical marker will be located at the Bonds Cemetery in Madison and will commemorate Civil War activities in the Madison area. The St. Francis County Historical Society 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. Counties that currently do not have Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers are Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Drew, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Montgomery, Newton, Polk, Pope, Randolph, Sevier and Sharp.

To date, 89 markers in 52 counties have been approved. Marker applications are available at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/historical-markers/markers.aspx.