Flags over Fort Curtis

Flags over Fort Curtis (HM2284)

Location: Helena-West Helena, AR 72342 Phillips County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 31.524', W 90° 35.52'

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When the Union army built Fort Curtis in 1862, the 34-star flag flew over the fort.

The day the Battle of Helena was fought, July 4, 1863, the 35-star flag the official U.S. flag. The new star represented West Virginia, admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863. This is the flag that flies overhead.

The Union army continued to man Fort Curtis after the Civil War so it also flew the 36-star flag, which became official on July 4, 1865. The new star represented Nevada, admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864.

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These flags are the official style adopted by the military. Until 1912, neither the order of the stars nor the proportions of the flag was prescribed. Flags with the stars arranged in a circle, star and other patterns were common.
HM NumberHM2284
Year Placed2012
Placed ByThe Arkansas Department of Heritage/Delta Cultural Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 721018 N 3823047
Decimal Degrees34.52540000, -90.59200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 31.524', W 90° 35.52'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 31' 31.44" N, 90° 35' 31.2" W
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Area Code(s)870
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 Beech St, Helena-West Helena AR 72342, US
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