ACWSC Approves Nevada County Civil War 150 Marker

18-Aug-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JUNE 9, 2015

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES NEVADA COUNTY HISTORICAL MARKER

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

The marker, which is sponsored by the Prescott/Nevada County Depot Museum, will commemorate the battle at Moscow during the 1864 Camden Expedition. The marker will be placed at the Moscow Cemetery near the junction of Nevada County Roads 23 and 260 near Prescott.

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, Hot Spring, Howard, Lawrence, Polk and Sharp.

To date, 123 markers in 68 counties have been approved. Marker applications are available at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/historical-markers/markers.aspx

For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit www.arkansascivilwar150.com or e-mail acwsc@arkansasheritage.org.

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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