Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Wartime Gristmill Destruction

 

City: Johnson

County: Washington

Location: Inn at the Mill, 3906 Greathouse Road

Sponsor: ACWSC, Johnson, Jon Woods, ANCRC

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 393898
UTM-Y: 3999831
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.13738857
Longitude: -94.17926506

Marker Text

Wartime Gristmill Destruction
Both soldiers and civilians used gristmills to grind wheat and corn into flour and meal. Confederate troops destroyed mills to keep Union armies from using them. Union troops destroyed them to keep C.S. guerrillas from using them as gathering points. This caused much suffering for civilians. Many starved, became refugees, or settled in farm colonies, protected by Union forces. Suttons Mill,which once stood here, was lost in the war. Former U.S. soldiers Jacob Johnson and William Mayes bought the site in 1865 and built the mill that stands here today.
No. 33
Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Inn at the Mill
City of Johnson
Jon Woods
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
2012

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