FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 4, 2015
FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE
ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES THREE HISTORICAL MARKERS
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved applications for Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers in Calhoun, Grant and Calhoun counties, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
The approved markers are:
* Calhoun County in the Civil War, commemorating the men from the county who served in the Civil War. Sponsored by Calhoun County, the marker will be placed at the Calhoun County Courthouse in Hampton
* Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield/Impact on Civilians, commemorating the fighting near modern Leola and the battle’s aftermath. Sponsored by the descendants of Jane McWhorter Jenkins, the marker will be placed at 824 Grant County Road 6 in Leola
* Skirmish near Osceola/Skirmish near Elkin’s Ferry, commemorating fighting in Clark County during the 1864 Camden Expedition. Sponsored by the Clark County Historical Association, the marker will be placed at 308 South Main Street in Okolona.
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 Howard, Lawrence, Polk and Sharp.
To date, 130 markers in 71 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.