Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Sevier County in the Civil War

 

City: Belleville

County: Sevier

Location: Bellville Church and Cemetery, Highway 317 1/4 mile east of U.S. Highway 71

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Sevier County Genealogical Society, Arkansas Humanities Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 391877
UTM-Y: 1755771
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 33.936864
Longitude: -94.169927

Marker Text

Sevier County in the Civil War

While no fighting took place in Sevier Co. during the Civil War, local men served in Confederate units. Men gathered at Belleville Church as part of Pettus’ Battalion of State Troops, marching to Arkadelphia under Gov. Harris Flanagin’s General Order No. 6. Local men fought at Wilson’s Creek in 1861. Sevier Co. men served in the 2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles, 12th, 19th and 24th Arkansas Infantry, Crawford’s Infantry Battalion, 37th Arkansas Militia, and 27th Texas Cavalry. The county’s mineral wealth also served the Confederacy, yielding lead and iron pyrite.

No. 136

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Sevier County Genealogical Society

Arkansas Humanities Council
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

2015

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