LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved applications for Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers in Craighead and Grant counties, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
The Craighead County marker is sponsored by the Col. Robert G. Shaver Camp #1655, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and James W. Honnoll Chapter 2607, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and will commemorate Confederate units recruited in Craighead County. It will be located at the Southern Heritage Confederate Park at 117 Southwest Drive in Jonesboro.
The Grant County marker is sponsored by the Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield and will commemorate Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith’s headquarters during the battle at Jenkins’ Ferry and fighting along Cox’s Creek. It will be located at the Leola Pole Mill in Leola.
Through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial 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 Bradley, Calhoun, Crawford, Franklin, Hot Spring, Howard, Lafayette, Lawrence, Montgomery, Newton, Polk, Randolph, Sevier and Sharp.