Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Troops Raised in Craighead County

 

City: Jonesboro

County: Craighead

Location: 117 Southwest Drive

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; Col. Robert G. Shaver Camp 1655, Sons of Confederate Veterans; James W. Honnoll Chapter 2607, United Daughters of the Confederacy; W. Danny Honnoll and M. Ray Jones, ACWSC Commissioners; Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 707271
UTM-Y: 3966504
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 35.820776
Longitude: -90.705565

Marker Text

Troops Raised in Craighead County

Several companies were raised in Craighead County for the Confederate army. Co. I of the 13th Arkansas Infantry – the “Confederate Grays” – formed in 1861. A company of the 23rd Arkansas Infantry and Co. I of the 30th Arkansas Infantry enlisted in 1862. “Wood’s Rifles,” Co. E of the 8th Arkansas Infantry Battalion, joined on March 11, 1862. After being captured at Port Hudson, La., Capt. Joel Wood returned to Craighead County and recruited Co. A, 7th Arkansas Cavalry Battalion. About one-fourth of Co. I, 45th Arkansas Infantry, were from here.

No. 96

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; Col. Robert G. Shaver Camp 1655, Sons of Confederate Veterans; James W. Honnoll Chapter 2607, United Daughters of the Confederacy;

W. Danny Honnoll and M. Ray Jones, ACWSC Commissioners; Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

2015

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