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Civil War Markers and Memorials

Across the state of Arkansas, many markers and memorials commemorate the events of the Civil War. Some are located at or near the locations of significant events of the war, while others are located near county courthouses or in cemeteries. Some markers and monuments remain well-maintained, while others have disintegrated due to neglect and vandalism. In some cases, damaged markers and memorials have been replaced.

Most of the earliest memorials were established in cemeteries where Civil War soldiers are buried. These cemetery markers can be found in Fayetteville (Washington County), Little Rock (Pulaski County), and Camden (Ouachita County), as well as other places. Other early markers of Civil War events were placed in Helena (Phillips County) and Pea Ridge (Benton County) because of the major battles fought in those places. Many of the state’s Civil War markers and memorials were placed on anniversaries of important events, including the fiftieth and 100th anniversaries of the Civil War and its military engagements, the centennial celebration of the state of Arkansas in 1936, and the bicentennial celebration of the United States in 1976. Even in the twenty-first century, further markers and memorials continue to be established and dedicated. In 2010, the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission began placing specially designated markers throughout the state.

The following chart includes battlefield markers, memorials, monuments, cemeteries containing significant Civil War burials, and museums possessing Civil War artifacts and information. Every attempt has been made to be complete while avoiding duplication of entries. Locations or events listed more than once on this chart are the result of multiple markers placed at different times to commemorate the events of the Civil War. Vandalism and natural events sometimes damage or destroy markers and memorials, and new markers and memorials are still being created every year. Alternate spellings of place names and non-standard identification of events (such as calling engagements or skirmishes “battles”) reflect the words inscribed on the monuments or markers.

A large number of groups participate in the commemoration of Civil War events and in dedicating and maintaining markers and memorials of the war. National and state groups, such as branches of the National Park Service and of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, are examples of such organizations. County and city historical societies also provide such services, as do veterans’ organizations and societies consisting of the descendants of soldiers, including the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Sons of Union Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Often, dedications of markers consist of brief ceremonies, but they sometimes include picnics, celebrations, and even historic reenactments. Some locations also feature similar events annually, either on the anniversary of the events commemorated or on holidays such as Memorial Day.

 

Memorial Name

Date of Event

When Placed

County

City or Nearest City

Crockett’s Bluff Marker

-

-

Arkansas

Crockett’s Bluff

Fort Hindman/Arkansas Post

January 10 & 11, 1863

May 3, 1963

Arkansas

DeWitt

Arkansas Post National Memorial

January 11, 1863

-

Arkansas

Gillett

The Story and Battle of Arkansas Post

January 11, 1863

-

Arkansas

Gillett

Battle of Arkansas Post

January 11, 1863

2010

Arkansas

Gillett

St. Charles Battle Monument

June 17, 1862

December 2, 1974

Arkansas

St. Charles

Camp Mitchell

August–September 1862

2007

Arkansas

Stuttgart

Skirmish at Longview

March 29, 1864

2003

Ashley

Longview

Skirmish near Mountain Home

October 17, 1862

2013

Baxter

Mountain Home

Dunagin’s Farm

-

1962

Benton

Avoca

Camp Stephens

July, 1861

1962

Benton

Bentonville

Potts Hill

February 17, 1862

1962

Benton

Bentonville

Eagle Hotel

March 6, 1862

1962

Benton

Bentonville

Bentonville Confederate Monument

-

August 8, 1908

Benton

Bentonville

Siegel’s troops’ route to Pea Ridge

March 1862

February 26, 2007

Benton

Bentonville

Elm Springs

March 5, 1862

1962

Benton

Elm Springs

United States Army Headquarters

1862

1935

Benton

Garfield

Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church

July, 1861

-

Benton

Little Flock

Cross Hollow

July 1863

May 18, 2006

Benton

Lowell

Battle of Maysville

October 22, 1862

1962

Benton

Maysville

Camp Walker

June 1861

-

Benton

Maysville

Elkhorn Tavern

March 7–8, 1862

1887 & 1889

Benton

Pea Ridge

Sons of Texas who Served at Elkhorn Tavern

March 7–8, 1862

1964

Benton

Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge National Military Park

March 7–8, 1862

-

Benton

Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge: The Story and Battle of Pea Ridge

March 7–8, 1862

-

Benton

Pea Ridge

Camp Halleck at Osage Springs

-

2013

Benton

Rogers

Grand Army of the Republic Marker

-

1928

Benton

Siloam Springs

Civil War Veterans Memorial

-

-

Benton

Siloam Springs

Elm Springs

March 5, 1862

-

Benton

Tontitown

War Eagle Mills

March 8, 1862

-

Benton

War Eagle Mills

Boone County in the Civil War

-

2011

Boone

Harrison

Boone County Heritage Museum

-

-

Boone

Harrison

Confederate Veterans Memorial

-

April 6, 1986

Boone

Harrison

Skirmish at Rolling Prairie

January 23, 1864

2012

Boone

Harrison

14thArkansas Infantry Regiment

-

2012

Boone

Lead Hill

Berryville in the Civil War

-

2011

Carroll

Berryville

Civil War Healing

-

2011

Carroll

Eureka Springs

Skirmish at Yocum Creek

November 15, 1862

2011

Carroll

Green Forest

Engagement at Ditch Bayou

June 6, 1864

-

Chicot

Lake Village

John Sanders House Marker

-

-

Chicot

Lake Village

Lake Chicot State Park

-

-

Chicot

Lake Village

Lake Village Confederate Monument

-

1910

Chicot

Lake Village

Arkadelphia Confederate Monument

-

May 11, 1911

Clark

Arkadelphia

Clark County in the Civil War

-

2013

Clark

Arkadelphia

Chalk Bluff Battlefield

May 1–2, 1863

-

Clay

St. Francis

Chalk Bluff in the Civil War

-

2010

Clay

St. Francis

Cleburne County in the Civil War

-

2012

Cleburne

-

Battle at Marks’ Mill

April 25, 1864

1936

Cleveland

New Edinburg

Confederate Captain Richard Tunball Banks Monument

April 25, 1864

-

Cleveland

New Edinburg

Marks’ Mill Battlefield Park

April 25, 1864

-

Cleveland

New Edinburg

Honor Roll, Battle at Mark’s Mill

April 25, 1864

2003

Cleveland

New Edinburg

Marks’ Mill Cemetery Park

-

-

Cleveland

New Edinburg

Mount Elba battlefield

November 13, 1863

-

Cleveland

Rison

Gen. John Porter McCown

-

2011

Columbia

Magnolia

Magnolia Cemetery

-

-

Columbia

Magnolia

Arkansas State University Museum

-

-

Craighead

Jonesboro

The Battle of Jonesboro

August 2, 1862

August 2, 1997

Craighead

Jonesboro

Dripping Springs

December 28, 1862

-

Crawford

Cedarville

Battle of Van Buren

December 28, 1862

-

Crawford

Van Buren

Fairview Cemetery, Confederate Section

-

-

Crawford

Van Buren

Van Buren Confederate Monument

-

-

Crawford

Van Buren

Loss of theSultana

April 27, 1865

April 1, 2000

Crittenden

Marion

Sinking of theSultana

April 27, 1865

2013

Crittenden

Marion

Wittsburg in the Civil War

-

2012

Cross

Wittsburg

Tulip Military Academy

-

2012

Dallas

Tulip

Skirmish at Ames Bayou

-

2013

Desha

Kelso

Monticello Confederate Monument

-

1914

Drew

Monticello

Conway Confederate Monument

-

1925

Faulkner

Conway

Civil War Memorial

-

-

Franklin

Ozark

Battle of Salem

March 11, 1862

-

Fulton

Salem

Confederate Monument

-

-

Fulton

Salem

Confederate State Capital

July 2–14, 1862

-

Garland

Hot Springs

Hollywood Cemetery Confederate Section

-

-

Garland

Hot Springs

Hot Springs Confederate Monument

-

1934

Garland

Hot Springs

Battle at Jenkins’ Ferry

April 30, 1864

September 19, 1928

Grant

Leola/Prattsville

Jenkins’ Ferry State Park

April 30, 1864

-

Grant

Leola/Prattsville

Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry

April 29–30, 1864

2013

Grant

Sheridan

Grant County Museum

-

-

Grant

Sheridan

John Sappington Marmaduke

-

2005

Greene

Marmaduke

Fifth Arkansas Infantry Regiment

-

2013

Greene

Paragould

Confederate Masonic Memorial

-

1963

Hempstead

Washington

Confederate State Capital

1863–1865

-

Hempstead

Washington

Grandison D. Royston House

-

-

Hempstead

Washington

Washington Confederate Memorial

-

1888

Hempstead

Washington

Batesville Confederate Monument

-

1907

Independence

Batesville

Batesville in the Civil War

-

2011

Independence

Batesville

Camp Shelby

-

-

Independence

Batesville

Old Independence Regional Museum

-

-

Independence

Batesville

Skirmish at Lunenburg

January 20, 1864

May 16, 2010

Izard

Lunenburg

Jackson County Confederate Memorial

-

-

Jackson

Jacksonport

Jackson Guards

May 5, 1861

-

Jackson

Jacksonport

Jacksonport Court House

1863

-

Jackson

Jacksonport

Jacksonport State Park

-

-

Jackson

Jacksonport

Shelling of Jacksonport

-

2013

Jackson

Jacksonport

Surrender at Jacksonport

June 9, 1865

1965

Jackson

Jacksonport

First Indiana Cavalry and Fifth Kansas Cavalry Monuments

-

-

Jefferson

Pine Bluff

Battle of Pine Bluff

October 25, 1863

1976

Jefferson

Pine Bluff

Battle of Pine Bluff

October 25, 1863

1978

Jefferson

Pine Bluff

Camp White Sulphur Springs Confederate Cemetery

-

-

Jefferson

Pine Bluff

Confederate Memorial at Bellwood Cemetery

-

1917

Jefferson

Pine Bluff

David O. Dodd Memorial

-

-

Jefferson

Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff Confederate Monument

-

1910

Jefferson

Pine Bluff

Boone-Murphy House

 

2012

Jefferson

Pine Bluff

Clarksville Confederate Monument

-

-

Johnson

Clarksville

Confederate War Memorial

-

-

Lawrence

Smithville

Seventh Arkansas Infantry Muster Site

-

1996

Lawrence

Smithville

Robert E. Lee Monument

-

-

Lee

Marianna

Moro in the Civil War

-

2012

Lee

Moro

Skirmish at Branchville

January 19, 1864

2013

Lincoln

Star City

Star City Confederate Monument

-

1928

Lincoln

Star City

Richmond in the Civil War

-

2012

Little River

Richmond

Skirmish at Haguewood Prairie

September 27, 1863

2012

Logan

Paris

Battle of Brownsville

September 16, 1863

1986

Lonoke

Brownsville

Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery

-

1905

Lonoke

Cabot

Hicks’ Station

April 30, 1861

2011

Lonoke

Lonoke

Lonoke Confederate Monument

-

1910

Lonoke

Lonoke

Ashley's Mills interpretive panel

September 7, 1863

-

Lonoke

Scott

River Crossing interpretive panel

-

-

Lonoke

Scott

Huntsville Massacre

January 10, 1863

2013

Madison

Huntsville

Isaac Murphy

-

2013

Madison

Huntsville

Yellville in the Civil War

-

2012

Marion

Yellville

Confederate Memorial

-

-

Miller

Texarkana

Confederate Records Moved to Rondo

-

2010

Miller

Rondo

Confederate War Memorial

-

1934

Mississippi

Blytheville

Fighting near Etowah

-

2010

Mississippi

Etowah

Skirmish at Osceola

August 2, 1864

2010

Mississippi

Osceola

Battle of Clarendon

June 24, 1864

June 24, 2000

Monroe

Clarendon

Clarendon in the Civil War

-

2013

Monroe

Clarendon

Confederate Memorial

-

-

Monroe

Clarendon

Sinking of the USSQueen City

June 24, 1864

-

Monroe

Clarendon

Confederate War Memorial

-

November 11, 1969

Nevada

Prescott

Elkin’s Ferry Battlefield

April 3–4, 1864

-

Nevada

Prescott

Elkins’ Ferry/Cornelius Farm

-

2012

Nevada

Prescott

Prairie D’Ane

-

2012

Nevada

Prescott

Prairie De Ann Battlefield

April 9–12, 1864

-

Nevada

Prescott

Parker-Hickman Farm Historic District

-

-

Newton

Erelbe

Buffalo National River Civil War Heritage Trail

-

-

Newton

Marshall

White Oak State Park

-

-

Ouachita

Bluff City

Engagement at Poison Spring

April 18, 1864

1944

Ouachita

Chidester

Poison Spring Battlefield

April 18, 1864

1936

Ouachita

Chidester

Poison Spring State Park

-

1969

Ouachita

Chidester

Camden Confederate Monument

-

1914

Ouachita

Camden

Camden Water Battery

-

2007

Ouachita

Camden

First Kansas Colored Infantry

-

2011

Ouachita

Camden

Fort Diamond

-

2005

Ouachita

Camden

Fort Lookout

-

2005

Ouachita

Camden

Fort Southerland Park

1861–1864

2006

Ouachita

Camden

McCollum-Chidester House Museum

-

-

Ouachita

Camden

Oakland Cemetery, Confederate Section

-

1886

Ouachita

Camden

Redoubt B

-

2005

Ouachita

Camden

Tate’s Bluff in the Civil War

-

2010

Ouachita

Camden

Battery A

July 4, 1863

-

Phillips

Helena-West Helena

Battery B

July 4, 1863

1936

Phillips

Helena-West Helena

Battery C

July 4, 1863

-

Phillips

Helena-West Helena

Battery D

July 4, 1863

1936

Phillips

Helena-West Helena

Battle of Helena Battlefield

July 4, 1863

-

Phillips

Helena-West Helena

Confederate Cemetery at Maple Hill

-

-

Phillips

Helena-West Helena

Delta Cultural Center

-

1990

Phillips

Helena-West Helena

Fort Curtis

July 4, 1863

1936

Phillips

Helena-West Helena

Fort Curtis

July 4, 1863

1963

Phillips

Helena-West Helena

General Fagan’s Attack

-

1936

Phillips

Helena-West Helena

Helena Confederate Monument

-

1869

Phillips

Helena-West Helena

Seven Confederate Generals

-

2013

Phillips

Helena-West Helena

U.S.C.T. in Helena

-

2013

Phillips

Helena-West Helena

Royston Factory Mill/Henry Merrell

-

2013

Pike

Murfreesboro

Poinsett County in the Civil War

-

2014

Poinsett

-

Lepanto USA Museum

-

-

Poinsett

Lepanto

Confederate Mothers Memorial Park

-

-

Pope

Russellville

Record Cave

-

-

Pope

Dover

DeValls Bluff in the Civil War

-

2010

Prairie

DeValls Bluff

Memphis to Little Rock Railroad

-

2012

Prairie

DeValls Bluff

Battle of Reed’s Bridge

August 27, 1863

1976

Pulaski

Jacksonville

Battle of Reed’s Bridge

August 27, 1863

February 6, 2011

Pulaski

Jacksonville

Jacksonville Museum of Military History

-

-

Pulaski

Jacksonville

640 Confederate Soldiers

-

1884

Pulaski

Little Rock

Arsenal Crisis

February 12, 1861

February 10, 2010

Pulaski

Little Rock

Ashley’s Mills

September 7, 1863

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

Battle of Little Rock

September 10, 1863

1988

Pulaski

Little Rock

Battle of Little Rock interpretive panel

September 10, 1863

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

Bayou Fourche Battle interpretive panel

September 10, 1863

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

Bayou Fourche Engagement

September 10, 1863

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

Camden Expedition

March 23 to May 3, 1864

2014

Pulaski

Little Rock

Capital Guards Memorial

-

July 15, 1911

Pulaski

Little Rock

Children of the Confederacy

-

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

Confederate Bench

-

October 1936

Pulaski

Little Rock

Confederate Headquarters

1863

1935

Pulaski

Little Rock

Confederate Last Stand

September 11, 1863

October 15, 1929

Pulaski

Little Rock

Confederate Memorial—Little Rock National Cemetery

-

1913

Pulaski

Little Rock

Confederate Memorials—Arkansas State Capitol

-

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

Confederate Soldiers Memorial

-

1905

Pulaski

Little Rock

Confederate Soldiers’ Home

-

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

David O. Dodd Execution Site

January 8, 1864

1926

Pulaski

Little Rock

David O. Dodd Memorial

January 8, 1864

1923

Pulaski

Little Rock

Engagement at Fourche Bayou

September 10, 1863

2004

Pulaski

Little Rock

Fort Steele

-

2013

Pulaski

Little Rock

General Sterling Price Headquarters

-

1935

Pulaski

Little Rock

General Thomas J. Churchill Memorial

-

1928

Pulaski

Little Rock

General William Read Scurry Memorial

-

1928

Pulaski

Little Rock

Last Stand in Little Rock Campaign

September 11, 1863

October 15, 1929

Pulaski

Little Rock

Little Rock Campaign Interpretive Panels

-

-

Pulaski, Lonoke

Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jacksonville, Scott, Brownsville

Little Rock Confederate Memorial

-

1913

Pulaski

Little Rock

Little Rock National Cemetery

-

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

MacArthur Museum of Military History/Little Rock Arsenal

-

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

Memorial to Confederate Women

-

1913

Pulaski

Little Rock

Minnesota Civil War Memorial

-

1919

Pulaski

Little Rock

Mount Holly Cemetery

-

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

Old State House

1861–1865

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

Old State House Confederate Memorial

-

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

Pike-Fletcher-Terry House

-

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

Southern Soldiers Memorial

-

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

Ten Mile House

-

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

The Fall of Little Rock

September 10, 1863

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

The Little Rock Campaign Tour

-

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

U. S. General Hospital

-

-

Pulaski

Little Rock

CSS Pontchartrain

-

2012

Pulaski

North Little Rock

Huntersville

-

2012

Pulaski

North Little Rock

Marmaduke-Walker Duel Site interpretive panel

September 6, 1863

-

Pulaski

North Little Rock

Civil War Timeline 1861–1862

-

2006

Randolph

Pocahontas

Civil War Timeline 1863–1865

-

2006

Randolph

Pocahontas

General Sterling Price’s Invasion of Missouri

August 1864

2006

Randolph

Pocahontas

Pocahontas Civil War River Walk Memorial

-

2006

Randolph

Pocahontas

Randolph County in the War Between the States

-

September 23, 2006

Randolph

Pocahontas

Pitman’s Ferry

October 27, 1862

1963

Randolph

Supply

Battle of Hurricane Creek

October 23, 1864

1976

Saline

Benton

Confederate Veterans’ Memorial

-

-

Saline

Benton

John F. Shoppach House

1861–1863

-

Saline

Benton

Scott County in the Civil War

-

2013

Scott

Waldron