Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Mount Comfort in the Civil War

 

City: Fayetteville

County: Washington

Location: Mount Comfort Cemetery, 3316 W. Mount Comfort Road

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Mount Comfort Cemetery Association, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 390687
UTM-Y: 3994984
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.089331
Longitude: -94.214272

Marker Text

Mount Comfort in the Civil War

After the Aug. 10, 1861, Battle of Wilson’s Creek, Mo., four of Washington County’s

first Confederate war dead – Capt. S.R. Bell, Sgt. Wm. Brown, Pvt. Henry Fulbright and

Pvt. Samuel McCurdy – were buried in Mount Comfort Cemetery. The 34th Arkansas Infantry (C.S.) raised troops at Mount Comfort in 1862 and would fight at Prairie Grove and Jenkins’ Ferry. The community held hospitals for Union and Confederate troops and hosted a Unionist colony late in the war, where local farmers banded together for mutual protection from bands of marauders infesting the area.

No. 70

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Mount Comfort Cemetery Association

Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

2014

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