Jacksonport in the Civil War

Jacksonport in the Civil War (HM26S5)

Location: Newport, AR 72112 Jackson County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 38.381', W 91° 18.642'

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Jacksonport was one of the main mustering points for the Confederate army in Arkansas. Throughout the war both armies contended for possession of this strategic port located at the center of the White and Black river trade. The Confederate attack on Helena was planned here in 1863 by Generals Sterling Price and Theophilus H. Holmes.
At various times Jacksonport was headquarters for such noted military leaders as Frederick Steele, Earl Van Dorn, John S. Marmaduke, Dandridge McRae and Jo Shelby.
HM NumberHM26S5
Year Placed1965
Placed ByThe Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission
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Date Added Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 652949 N 3945299
Decimal Degrees35.63968333, -91.31070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 38.381', W 91° 18.642'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 38' 22.86" N, 91° 18' 38.52" 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 310 Adams, Newport AR 72112, US
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