Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

11th Arkansas Infantry Regiment

 

City: Benton

County: Saline

Location: Glidewell-Leech Cemetery, Dogwood Drive

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, David O. Dodd Camp 619, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 537714
UTM-Y: 3826440
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 34.579003
Longitude: -92.588818

Marker Text

11th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A.

The 11th Arkansas Infantry organized at Benton in July 1861 and Saline County men served in 6 of its 10 companies. The 11th was captured in the Island No. 10 campaign in April 1862 and spent 5 months in Union prisons, later serving in Louisiana and Mississippi, where it consolidated with the 17th Arkansas Infantry and served as a mounted unit; they surrendered at Citronelle, Ala., in 1865. Some men of the 11th returned to Arkansas and served in Maj. James Poe’s 11th Arkansas Cavalry. Veterans held one of state’s first Confederate reunions in 1889.

No. 92

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

David O. Dodd Camp 619, Sons of Confederate Veterans

Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

2015

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