Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Jacksonport in the Civil War


City: Jacksonport

County: Jackson

Location: Jacksonport State Park adjacent to Jackson Guards statue

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 636551
UTM-Y: 3955639
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 35.73528155
Longitude: -91.49000163

Marker Text

Jacksonport in the Civil War
Jacksonport was one of the main mustering points for the Confederate army in Arkansas. Throughout the war both armies contented for possession of this strategic port located at the center of the White and Black river trade. The Confederate attack on Helena was planned here in 1863 by Generals Sterling Price and Theophilus H. Holmes.
At various times Jacksonport was headquarters for such noted military leaders as Frederick Steele, Earl Van Dorn, John S. Marmaduke, Dandridge McRae and Jo Shelby.
Erected by Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission � 1965

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