Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Troops Raised in Marion County/Yellville in the Civil War

 

City: Yellville

County: Marion

Location: Yellville City Park, Highway 14

Sponsor: ACWSC, Yellville City Parks, AR Humanities Council/NEH, Preserve America

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 528890
UTM-Y: 4008402
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.22003604
Longitude: -92.67855974

Marker Text

Troops Raised in Marion County

Men from Marion County enlisted on both sides during the Civil War. Early in the war, Co. E, 5th Arkansas State Troops fought at Wilsons Creek. Co. C, 7th Arkansas was raised in 1861 and served with the Army of Tennessee. Cos. A, B and C of the 14th Arkansas Infantry were recruited from Marion County men in 1861; they fought in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. The 27th Arkansas Infantrys Cos. A, E and K enlisted in 1862 and camped near here at Camp Adams. Marion County Unionists served in various Arkansas and Missouri regiments.

No. 46

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Yellville City Parks
Arkansas Humanities Council
National Endowment for the Humanities
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

2012

Yellville in the Civil War

While there were no major battles fought in Marion County, the area saw many scouts, expeditions and skirmishes during the Civil War, and civilians endured both soldiers and guerrillas. In November 1862, Union troops from Missouri attacked Confederate saltpeter manufacturing works near Yellville, destroying them and crippling efforts to make gunpowder. Other Union raids targeted the many bands of bushwhackers operating In the area. By the time the war ended in 1865, most of Yellville had burned down. One building, the Berry House, survived.

No. 46

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Yellville City Parks
Arkansas Humanities Council
National Endowment for the Humanities
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

2012

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