Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Surrender at Jacksonport

 

City: Jacksonport

County: Jackson

Location: Jacksonport State Park adjacent to Jackson Guards monument

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 638571
UTM-Y: 3956656
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 35.7441655
Longitude: -91.46749563

Marker Text

Surrender at Jacksonport
Here on June 5, 1865 Confederate General Jeff Thompson formally surrendered the army of Northern Arkansas to Union military authorities. More than five thousand officers and enlisted men who served under Thompson were paroled here, as were several hundred more Confederate soldiers from other commands. At the time of surrender the Confederates were almost without food and weapons and had no equipment except dugout canoes. General Thompson made his farewell address to his men from the deck of a steamboat.
Erected by Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission � 1965

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