Confederate Records Stored at Rondo Historical

Confederate Records Stored at Rondo Historical (HM1T63)

Location: Texarkana, AR 71854 Miller County
Country: United States of America
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N 33° 26.789', W 93° 58.063'

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When Gen. Frederick Steele's Union army invaded southwest Arkansas in April 1864, threatening the Confederate state capital at Washington, Gov. Harris Flanagin moved the state archives to Rondo, where they were deposited in James Abraham's store. Editor John Eakin moved the press and type for the Washington Telegraph to Rondo for safekeeping during the Union Invasion. Some of the Confederate soldiers detailed to guard the government records died and were buried in the Rondo cemetery before the records were returned to Washington.
HM NumberHM1T63
Year Placed2010
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission - Albert Pike Chapter No. 2057, United Daughters of the Confederacy Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 410056 N 3701204
Decimal Degrees33.44648333, -93.96771667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 26.789', W 93° 58.063'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 26' 47.34" N, 93° 58' 3.78" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2500-2598 Cobb Ln, Texarkana AR 71854, US
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