Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Madison in the Civil War


City: Madison

County: St. Francis

Location: Madison Cemetery on U.S. 70

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; St. Francis County Historical Society; Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 706972
UTM-Y: 3876934
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 35.013884
Longitude: -90.731692

Marker Text

Madison in the Civil War

U.S. troops from Helena came through Madison many times during the Civil War. A 5th

Kansas Cavalry patrol fought here twice during a March 5-12, 1863, expedition. Iowa and Indiana troops passed through in April 1863, and detachments of men from the 15th Illinois Cavalry and 3rd Arkansas (African Descent) were here Feb. 12-14, 1864, taking 10 Confederate prisoners. The 11th Missouri Infantry was here in June, as was the 15th Illinois in August 1864. Illinois Mounted Infantry troops were here in February; 56th U.S. Colored Infantry men came in June 1865.

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Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

St. Francis County Historical Society

Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council


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