Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

The Civil War in Cleburne County/Troops Raised in Cleburne County

 

City: Heber Springs

County: Cleburne

Location: Cleburne County Courthouse

Sponsor: ACWSC, Cleburne County, Cleburne Co. UDC, Preserve America

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 587777
UTM-Y: 3927977
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 35.49146251
Longitude: -92.03227101

Marker Text

Troops Raised in Cleburne County

Several Confederate units were recruited in what in 1883 became Cleburne County, named for Gen. Patrick Cleburne. The Quitman Rifles, Co. A, 10th Arkansas Infantry, under Capt. A.R. Witt was formed July 15, 1861. Captured at Port Hudson, La., in 1863, the regiment became the 10th Arkansas Cavalry in 1864. The Quitman Sharpshooters, Co. B, 31st Arkansas Infantry, formed Oct. 30, 1861, under Capt. J.E. Martin. Capt. E.N. Floyd raised Co. H, 8th Arkansas Infantry, around Wolf Bayou. Area Unionists left to serve in U.S. regiments raised in Missouri.

No. 49

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Cleburne County
Cleburne Memorial United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter 1757
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

2012

The Civil War in Cleburne County

Cleburne County was infested with bands of bushwhackers who would prey on both military and civilian targets. Union troops operating in the area also seized food from civilians. Guerrillas ambushed 35 men of Co. L, 3rd Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.) on March 26, 1864, killing 5 and wounding 1. A force of 206 men of the 11th Missouri Cavalry (U.S.) scouted along the Little Red River in March 1864, skirmishing with guerrillas and executing 2. 3rd Arkansas cavalrymen fought the 10th Arkansas Cavalry (C.S.) near Quitman on Sept. 7, 1864, killing 7 and capturing 5.

No. 49

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Cleburne County
Cleburne Memorial United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter 1757
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

2012

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