Seven Confederate Generals

Seven Confederate Generals (HM219T)

Location: Helena-West Helena, AR 72342 Phillips County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 31.691', W 90° 35.232'

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Seven Phillips Co. men served as generals in the Confederate army. Patrick Cleburne, perhaps the most acclaimed Arkansas general, led an Army of Tennessee division and proposed freeing slaves if they would fight for the Confederacy. He was killed in the battle of Franklin, Tenn. Thomas C. Hindman built an Arkansas army from scratch and led it at Prairie Grove; he also commanded a division east of the Mississippi. He was murdered in Helena after the war. Lucius E. Polk led Cleburnes brigade after that generals promotion until wounds forced him to retire.


Daniel C. Govan led a brigade in Tennesssee and Georgia before surrendering in North Carolina in 1865. James C. Tappan led his Arkansans in battles in Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, and at Jenkins Ferry, Ark. Cleburne, Hindman and Tappan are buried in Helenas Maple Hill Cemetery. Two of the seven were acting generals. Charles W. Adams led two infantry regiments before serving on Thomas C. Hindmans staff and in administrative positions in Arkansas. Archibald Dobbins led a brigade of cavalry, though he never received a brigadiers star.
HM NumberHM219T
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2013
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Civil War, Helena Helena-West Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 721451 N 3823366
Decimal Degrees34.52818333, -90.58720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 31.691', W 90° 35.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 31' 41.46" N, 90° 35' 13.92" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-698 Walnut St, Helena-West Helena AR 72342, US
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