Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Bayou Metre Hornets


City: Jacksonville

County: Pulaski

Location: Bayou Meto Cemetery, North 1st Street

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 581426
UTM-Y: 3860143
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 34.880386
Longitude: -92.108980

Marker Text

Bayou Metre Hornets

The 4th Arkansas Infantry Battalion (C.S.) enlisted at Little Rock on Nov. 10, 1861. It included Capt. T.F. Murff’s Co. A, the ‘Bayou Metre Hornets,’ which had received a flag at an Oct. 18 barbecue at modern-day Jacksonville. The regiment fought at Island #10, Kentucky Campaign, Stone’s River, Chickamauga, Atlanta Campaign, Franklin, Nashville and Carolinas Campaign in McNair’s Arkansas Brigade, though losses led them to merge with another regiment in 1863.The survivors surrendered in North Carolina in 1865. Eight ‘Hornets’ are buried here.

No. 85

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society

Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council


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