Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Batesville During The Civil War

 

City: Batesville

County: Independence

Location: Old Independence Regional Museum, 380 S. 9th St.

Sponsor: ACWSC, Batesville Civil War Roundtable, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 622554
UTM-Y: 3959559
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 35.7724584
Longitude: -91.64414186

Marker Text

Batesville During the Civil War
Union soldiers occupied Batesville twice during the Civil War. Gen. Samuel Curtiss Army of the Southwest camped near this site in May 1862 while threatening Little Rock. Union troops were impressed with the towns culture and appearance, saying that a more lovely place cannot be found anywhere. Confederate forces then occupied the area, using the same campsite, until Col. R.R. Livingstons Union troops used Batesville as a base from which to pacify the region in spring 1864. Confederate troops returned to recruit troops for a Missouri invasion.
No. 14
Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Batesville Area Civil War Round Table
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
2011

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