Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Skirmish at Lunenburg

 

City: Lunenburg

County: Izard

Location: Lunenburg Community Center, County Road 3

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Izard Co. Historical Society, Preserve America

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 598361
UTM-Y: 3984899
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.00360478
Longitude: -91.90861847

Marker Text

Skirmish at Lunenburg
On January 20, 1864, a detail of 44 men of the Fourth Arkansas Mounted Infantry Volunteers (U.S.) under Capt. T.A. Baxter, the brother of a future Arkansas governor, attacked Col. T.R. Freemans Confederates, driving them from their camp at Lunenburg. Four Confederates were seriously wounded and two were captured, along with horses and equipment. The Fourth Arkansas lost one man killed in the skirmish. The combat at Lunenburg illustrates the wars true nature: Most of the men in both forces were residents of Izard County.
Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

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