Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

14th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A.

 

City: Lead Hill

County: Boone

Location: Park Street at Arena Road

Sponsor: ACWSC, Local Sponsors, Preserve America

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 508537
UTM-Y: 4029869
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.41396478
Longitude: -92.90477864

Marker Text

14th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A.

In 1861, State Sen. William C. Mitchell recruited a company of Confederate soldiers at present-day Lead Hill. Local women led by Mary Coker presented them with a flag. The men mustered into the 14th Arkansas Infantry, and Mitchell was elected colonel. Missouri Gov. Claiborne Jackson inspected the regiment when it was camped here. The 14th Arkansas fought at Pea Ridge on March 7 and 8, 1862. Mitchell was captured during the battle. The 14th Arkansas, with the rest of Arkansass C.S. troops, was sent east of the Mississippi River in April.

No. 40

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
General J.O. Shelby Camp #1414, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Capt. James Tyrie Wright Chapter #6, Military Order of the Stars and Bars
United Sons of Confederate Soldiers Association � Arkansas
Boston Mountain Chapter #2666, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

2012

14th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A.
(Continued from other side)
After fighting at Corinth and Iuka, Miss., in 1862, losses forced the 14th Arkansas to consolidate with the 18th and 23rd Arkansas in 1863. The combined unit was sent to help defend Port Hudson, La., and surrendered with the rest of that garrison on July 9, 1863. Though the 14th Arkansass original leader William C. Mitchell was captured at Pea Ridge in March 1862, three other men led the regiment: Col. Eli Dodson, Col. Frank Powers and Lt. Col. Pleasant Fowler. Col. Oliver P. Lyles commanded the consolidated regiments.

No. 40

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
General J.O. Shelby Camp #1414, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Capt. James Tyrie Wright Chapter #6, Military Order of the Stars and Bars
United Sons of Confederate Soldiers Association � Arkansas
Boston Mountain Chapter #2666, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

2012

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