Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae


City: Searcy

County: White

Location: Oak Grove Cemetery, East Moore St.

Sponsor: ACWSC, White County HS and CWRT, ANCRC

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 615412
UTM-Y: 3901871
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 35.25329793
Longitude: -91.73134679

Marker Text

Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae

Born in Alabama Oct. 10, 1829, Dandridge McRae moved to Arkansas in 1849. A lawyer, he recruited Confederates in 1861 and led a battalion at Wilsons Creek and a regiment at Pea Ridge. Promoted to brigadier general Nov. 5, 1862, he was the only White Countian to achieve that rank. He also led troops at Prairie Grove, Helena, during the Little Rock Campaign, and at Fitzhughs Woods. A violent foe of Arkansass Reconstruction government, McRae was an active Mason and promoted education and Arkansas business after the war. He died April 23, 1899.

No. 37

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
White County Civil War Round Table
White County Historical Society
Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council


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