Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Gen. John Porter McCown


City: Magnolia

County: Columbia

Location: City Cemetery, Washington and Ross streets

Sponsor: ACWSC, Local Sponsors, ANCRC

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 477582
UTM-Y: 3680247
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 33.26099224
Longitude: -93.24069159

Marker Text

Gen. John Porter McCown

John P. McCown was born Aug. 19, 1815, in Sevierville, Tenn. An 1840 graduate of West Point, he served in the Mexican and Seminole wars before resigning from the U.S. Army on May 17, 1861. McCown joined the Confederate army, rising to the rank of major general. He served in Missouri and Tennessee, leading a division that included an Arkansas brigade at Stones River. After the war he moved to Magnolia and after his death Jan. 22, 1879, was buried in City Cemetery. His brother, G.W. McCown, a C.S. veteran, also lies there.

No. 24

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Columbia Memorial #1374 UDC, Earl McCown, John McCown, Beulah Longino Goode, Woodmen of the World #341, Betty Faye Lewis, Dorothy Frazier Johnson, Thomas P. Dockery Camp SCV, SO-WE-AR
Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council


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