Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Shelling of Jacksonport


City: Jacksonport

County: Jackson

Location: Jacksonport State Park

Sponsor: ACWSC, Jackson Co. Hist. Soc., AR State Parks, ANCRC

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 652053
UTM-Y: 3945504
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 35.64166651
Longitude: -91.32055744

Marker Text

Shelling of Jacksonport

In spring 1862, Confederate Gen. Thomas Hindman sent the C.S.S. Maurepas under Capt. Joseph Fry up the White River to destroy Union supplies at Jacksonport and Grand Glaize. Fry arrived on June 2, 1862, and began shelling Jacksonport. Union Col. A.G. Brackett and the 9th Illinois Cavalry did not fire back for fear of harming civilians. Maurepass crew spent the night burning supplies. Maurepas was scuttled at St. Charles 2 weeks later to block the White River, as was the steamer Mary Patterson, which had taken the Jackson Guards to war in 1861.

No. 60

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Jackson County Historical Society
Arkansas State Parks
Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council


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