Ashley County in the Civil War / 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment

Ashley County in the Civil War / 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment (HM2195)

Location: Hamburg, AR 71646 Ashley County
Country: United States of America
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N 33° 13.625', W 91° 47.745'

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Ashley County in the Civil War

Thirteen companies were raised and organized in Ashley County for Confederate service during the Civil War: Co. F, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry; Cos. A, B, K and L, 3rd Arkansas Infantry; Co. F, 8th Arkansas Infantry Battalion; Co. K, 9th Arkansas Infantry; Cos. G and H, 12th Arkansas Cavalry; Cos. A and G, 37th Arkansas Infantry; Co. A, 13th Louisiana Partisan Rangers, and Tiner's Co. Home Guards. The only combat in the county was a March 30, 1864, skirmish at Longview in which Union cavalry surprised a Confederate force, capturing 260 soldiers.

3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment

The 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment, the only Arkansas regiment to serve in the Army of Northern Virginia, originated with two Ashley County companies; two more joined later. Hamburg lawyer Van H. Manning led the regiment for most of the war. The 3rd Arkansas saw action at Harper's Ferry, then suffered heavy casualties at Antietam, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga. Only 300 men were left to fight the 1864 battles at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg, and only 144 of the 1,353 men who served with the 3rd remained at war's end.
HM NumberHM2195
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Marker Number98
Year Placed2015
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Col. Francis Vivian Brooking Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 612210 N 3677108
Decimal Degrees33.22708333, -91.79575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 13.625', W 91° 47.745'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 13' 37.5000" N, 91° 47' 44.7000" 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 301-399 E Jefferson St, Hamburg AR 71646, US
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