Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Confederate Records Stored at Rondo


City: Rondo

County: Miller

Location: 1612 Smith Road

Sponsor: ACWSC, Albert Pike Chapter No. 2057 UDC, Preserve America

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 410070
UTM-Y: 3701002
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 33.44465761
Longitude: -93.96754911

Marker Text

Confederate Records Stored at Rondo
When Gen. Frederick Steeles Union army invaded southwest Arkansas in April 1864, threatening the Confederate state capital at Washington, Gov. Harris Flanagin moved the state archives to Rondo, where they were deposited in James Abrahams store. Editor John Eakin moved the press and type for the Washington Telegraph to Rondo for safekeeping during the Union invasion. Some of the Confederate soldiers detailed to guard the government records died and were buried in the Rondo cemetery before the records were returned to Washington.
Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Albert Pike Chapter No. 2057, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

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