Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Camp Jackson/Confederate Dead

 

City: Gravette

County: Benton

Location: 4 miles SW of Gravette, AR at the intersection of Georgia Flat and Kane Roads.

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Arkansas Reenactors Educational Association, Benton County Historic Preservation Commission, General Patrick R. Cleburne, Arkansas Society, Military Order of The Stars and Bars, United Sons of Confederate Soldiers Association, Captain James Tyrie Wright Chapter No. 6, Military Order of The Stars and Bars

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 364703
UTM-Y: 4028303
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.390406
Longitude: -94.508562

Marker Text

Camp Jackson

Confederate Gen. Ben McCulloch established Camp Jackson in July 1861 before marching into Missouri. After the Aug. 11 Battle of Oak Hills he returned to Camp Jackson. The 4th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, which formed Aug. 17, 1861, in Mt. Vernon, Mo., trained at Camp Jackson. The 4th Arkansas included men from southwest Arkansas, some of whom died in a measles outbreak. Missouri Gov. Claiborne Jackson, the camp’s namesake, was there from Oct. 15 to 18, 1861. Confederate troops left Camp Jackson in October 1861; 27 men of the 4th rest in Georgia Flats Cemetery.

No. 144

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Arkansas Reenactors Educational Association

Benton County Historic Preservation Commission

Captain James Tyrie Wright Chapter No. 6, Military Order of The Stars and Bars

2015

Confederate Dead

27 men of the 4th Arkansas Infantry are buried here. Co. A: Benjamin Bearden, John Farmer, Francis Harbor, Luther High, Joseph McKissic, James Strong, Adolphus Williams. Co. B:

Richard Busbey, John Buster, Wm. Daniel, Franklin Lloyd. Co. C: John Bostic Sr., John Clover, David Farr. Co. E: David Brake, John Carlton, George Harris, James Jones. Co. F: Lewis Webb. Co. G: Seaborn Barnes, Robt. Gentry, Burgess Matthews. Co. H: Sparton Boyle, Thomas Cagle, William Hall, Elijah Russell, James Russell. The 4th’s surgeon saw “about 30 deaths, most … from diseases.”

No. 144

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

General Patrick R. Cleburne, Arkansas Society, Military Order of The Stars and Bars

United Sons of Confederate Soldiers Association

In Memory of Gordon Dean Hale

2015

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