Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Potts Family in the Civil War


City: Pottsville

County: Pope

Location: Potts Inn Museum, 15 E. Ash St.

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Pope County Historical Foundation, City of Pottsville, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 495701
UTM-Y: 3900718
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 35.249546
Longitude: -93.047255

Marker Text


Potts Family in the Civil War

Kirkbride Potts built Potts Inn in the 1850s and it served as a Butterfield Stage Route stop. When war began in 1861, Potts joined the Pope County Home Guard. Four sons were in the Confederate army. Thomas, Joseph and Richard Potts enlisted in the 1st Arkansas Cavalry Battalion in 1861. Joseph was taken prisoner in 1862 at Corinth, Miss. Richard was captured at Dardanelle in 1864. Thomas later joined Gordon’s Arkansas Cavalry and died in Price’s Missouri Raid in 1864. William Potts joined the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry and was killed at Corinth on Oct. 3, 1862.

No. 121

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Pope County Historical Foundation

City of Pottsville

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program



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