Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Mount Holly Cemetery

 

City: El Dorado

County: Union

Location: Mount Holly Cemetery, 8477 Mount Holly Highway

Sponsor: ACWSC, So. Arkansas Historical Foundation, ANCRC

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 504751
UTM-Y: 3684625
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 33.300704136984706
Longitude: -92.94896757205636

Marker Text

Mount Holly Cemetery

Mount Holly Cemetery is the final resting place of 15 Confederate soldiers, including Asa S. Morgan, who in 1861 recruited the El Dorado Sentinels, which became Co. A, 1st Arkansas Infantry. Morgan later served as colonel of the 26th Arkansas Infantry, a regiment that saw action at Prairie Grove on Dec. 7, 1862, and Devil’s Backbone on Sept. 1, 1863. In 1864-65, Morgan became inspector of field transportation for the Trans-Mississippi Department. Morgan was Camden’s postmaster, a planter, and state legislator in the years after the war.

No. 23

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
South Arkansas Historical Foundation
Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

2011

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