Arkansas Civil War

Arkansas Civil War

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved applications for Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers in Sebastian and Izard counties – the last markers for the program, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

The approved markers are:

* Action at Devil’s Backbone, commemorating a September 1, 1863, battle as Confederate troops retreated from Fort Smith. Sponsored by the Friends of Devil’s Backbone Battlefield, the marker will be placed on Boone Road near Greenwood.

* Calico Rock in the Civil War, commemorating Civil War activities in and around Calico Rock. Sponsored by the Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society, the marker will be placed across the street from Calico Rock Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Calico Rock.

Through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker Program, the ACWSC worked with local partners to help tell the stories of how the Civil War affected communities around the state. A total of 143 markers were approved through the program, with at least one in each of Arkansas’s 75 counties. The ACWSC will sunset on December 31, 2015, so these will be the last markers created for the commemoration.