Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Arkansas in the Battle of New Market

 

City: Little Rock

County: Pulaski

Location: Mount Holly Cemetery near 13th Street

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; The Downtown Dames; Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 566047
UTM-Y: 3844155
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 34.737199
Longitude: -92.278497

Marker Text

Arkansas in the Battle of New Market

In May 1864, Confederate troops in the Shenandoah Valley were under strength.

The Union army threatened to cut off supplies to Lee's Army of No. Virginia. Cadets were sought from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) to bolster the Confederate forces. Three of the cadets ordered to participate in the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864, were Samuel B. Adams, age 15, Chester G. Ashley and Francis S. Johnson, age 16, all of Little Rock. It was a victory for the Confederates. All three men are buried at Mount Holly.

No. 105

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

The Downtown Dames

Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

2015

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