Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

William Ayers Crawford

 

City: Benton

County: Saline

Location: Lee Cemetery on Military Road

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, David O. Dodd Camp 619 Sons of Confederate Veterans, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 539207
UTM-Y: 3826672
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 34.581065
Longitude: -92.572569

Marker Text

William Ayers Crawford

William A. Crawford was born June 24, 1825, in Tennessee. Moving to Arkansas, he became a successful politician and Mason and served in the Mexican War. He enlisted in the 1st Arkansas Infantry in 1861, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel and suffering a severe wound at Shiloh. He returned to to Arkansas and raised two battalions before forming the 1st/10th Arkansas Cavalry, which fought in the Camden Expedition and Price’s Missouri Raid. He was a militia general in the Brooks-Baxter war and died July 24, 1874. He is buried here in Lee Cemetery.

No. 109

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

David O. Dodd Camp 619 Sons of Confederate Veterans

Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

2015

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