Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Newton County Civil War Troops/Civil War in Newton County

 

City: Jasper

County: Newton

Location: Newton County Courthouse, 100 E. Court St.

Sponsor: ACWSC, Captain James Tyrie Wright Chapter No. 6, MOSB, General Patrick R. Cleburne, Arkansas Society, MOSB, United Sons of Confederate Soldiers Association, General Jo Shelby Camp No. 1414, SCV, Kiwanis Club of Newton County-Jasper, Boston Mountains Chapter No. 2666, UDC, In Memory of Gordon Hale, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 483143
UTM-Y: 3984870
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.008181
Longitude: -93.187080

Marker Text

Newton County Civil War Troops

The people of Newton County were divided in their loyalties and provided troops for both sides in the Civil War. Newton County men fought for the Confederacy in the 14th, 16th, 19th and 27th Arkansas Infantry Regiments and in Love’s Command, Cecil’s Company, Price’s Missouri Cavalry. They saw action on both sides of the Mississippi River. Local men fought for the Union in Co. D, 2nd Arkansas Volunteer Cavalry, Cos. C and F, 1st Arkansas Volunteer Infantry, and Co. F, 2nd Arkansas Volunteer Infantry. The Union men served in the Trans-Mississippi.

No. 111

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Captain James Tyrie Wright Chapter No. 6, Military Order of the Stars and Bars

General Patrick R. Cleburne, Arkansas Society, Military Order of the Stars and Bars

United Sons of Confederate Soldiers Association

General Jo Shelby Camp No. 1414, Sons of Confederate Veterans

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

2015

Civil War in Newton County

Several military actions took place in Newton County during the Civil War. On Jan. 10,

1863, Union troops attacked and destroyed a large saltpeter works on the Buffalo River. Skirmishes were fought June 14 and Nov. 15, 1863. On April 4, 1864, 50 men of the 2nd Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.) engaged Confederate guerrillas at the headwaters of the Buffalo, losing 1 dead and 1 missing. Another raid by the 2nd Arkansas hit former sheriff John Cecil’s Confederate band in the Limestone Valley on April 17, 1864, scattering them and claiming 30 killed and 8 captured.

No. 111

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Kiwanis Club of Newton County-Jasper

Boston Mountains Chapter No. 2666, United Daughters of the Confederacy

In Memory of Gordon Hale

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

2015

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