Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program



City: Lowell

County: Benton

Location: Lowell Historical Museum, 304 Jackson Pl.

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Lowell Historical Museum, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 398305
UTM-Y: 4013140
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.257862
Longitude: -94.132000

Marker Text


The Old Wire Road at Mudtown was used by the Butterfield Overland Mail Co. and both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. In February 1862, Union troops ate food left behind at a Confederate camp and were sickened. Some died, leading to charges that the abandoned supplies were poisoned. Three companies of the 1st Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.) were in a skirmish here Dec. 9, 1862, suffering 1 hurt and 4 missing. Guerrillas attacked a Union wagon train here on Aug. 24, 1864, killing at least one man. The spring here provided water for Mudtown.

No. 107

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Lowell Historical Museum

Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council


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