Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Howard County in the Civil War


City: Center Point

County: Howard

Location: City Park

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, People of Center Point and Howard County, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 412579
UTM-Y: 3765586
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 34.027292
Longitude: -93.946906

Marker Text

Howard County in the Civil War

At least four Confederate companies were recruited in what is now Howard County, including three serving in the 19th Arkansas Infantry, which trained near Center Point. The 19th Arkansas was part of the garrison at Arkansas Post when it was overwhelmed on Jan. 11, 1863. After being released from Union prison camp, the survivors of the 19th joined the Army of Tennessee, fighting in Georgia and Tennessee. Few remained when the army surrendered in North Carolina in 1865. One skirmish was fought in Howard County, a Jan. 24, 1864, battle at Baker’s Springs.

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Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

People of Center Point and Howard County

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program


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