Last Confederate Veteran

Last Confederate Veteran (HM26SE)

Location: Jonesboro, AR 72404 Craighead County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 47.699', W 90° 44.531'

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The last Confederate veteran living in Arkansas, William Murphy Loudermilk, is buried here in Keller's Chapel Cemetery. Private Loudermilk, who was born Oct. 17, 1847, joined a North Carolina regiment in the Army of Tennessee at age 16 and fought at Chattanooga, the Atlanta Campaign, and Nashville, serving as a water boy, bugler and finally as a sharpshooter. He was still with the army when it surrendered in May 1865. In 1886, he married Elizabeth Bruce and the couple moved to Craighead County and started a farm. He died Sept. 18, 1952, aged 104.
HM NumberHM26SE
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2015
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Col. Robert G. Shaver Camp #1655, Sons of Confederate Veterans W. Danny Honnoll and M. Ray Jones ACWSC Commissioners, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 704033 N 3963561
Decimal Degrees35.79498333, -90.74218333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 47.699', W 90° 44.531'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 47' 41.94" N, 90° 44' 31.86" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2401 Kellers Chapel Rd, Jonesboro AR 72404, US
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