Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Camp Walker

 

City: Maysville vic.

County: Benton

Location: Highway 72 2.26 miles east of Maysville

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 359344
UTM-Y: 4030579
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.41009823
Longitude: -94.56873555

Marker Text

Camp Walker
This camp was established in June, 1861 by Brig. Gen. Nicolas Bart Pearce, a Benton county man, to train recruits from Western Arkansas and the Indian Nation. He was a West Point graduate. Many Arkansas units, Greers Texas regiment, Herberts 3d Louisiana, went from this camp to Camp Stephens and on to join the battle at Wilsons Creek. The training ground covered about two square miles. The marker is set near the officers quarters on the ridge and a large rocked-up well used by them.
Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission

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