Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

5th Arkansas Infantry Regiment


City: Paragould

County: Greene

Location: Campground UMC, 1976 Greene County Road 628

Sponsor: ACWSC, Greene Co. Hist. and Gen. Society, ANCRC

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 721488
UTM-Y: 4001116
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.12948183
Longitude: -90.53870959

Marker Text

5th Arkansas Infantry Regiment

The 5th Arkansas Infantry Regiment was organized on June 28, 1861, at Gainesville about 7 miles northwest of modern-day Paragould. Men from Greene County served in Companies C, D, E and H. The soldiers trained and camped near the springs at Camp Ground United Methodist Church. Transferred east of the Mississippi River, the 5th Arkansas Regiment fought with the Army of Tennessee in Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina, earning the nickname The Fighting Fifth. The casualty-depleted 5th merged with 10 other regiments in 1865.

No. 57

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society
Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council


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