Potts Family in the Civil War

Potts Family in the Civil War (HM297B)

Location: Pottsville, AR 72858 Pope County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 14.983', W 93° 2.785'

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Kirkbride Potts built Potts Inn in the 1850s and it served as a Butterfield Stage Route stop. When war began in 1861, Potts joined the Pope County Home Guard. Four sons were in the Confederate army. Thomas, Joseph and Richard Potts enlisted in the 1st Arkansas Cavalry Battalion in 1861. Joseph was taken prisoner in 1862 at Corinth, Miss. Richard was captured at Dardanelle in 1864. Thomas later joined Gordon's Arkansas Cavalry and died in Price's Missouri Raid in 1864. William Potts joined the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry and was killed at Corinth on Oct. 3, 1862.
HM NumberHM297B
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2015
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Pope County Historical Foundation, City of Pottsville, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 495777 N 3900737
Decimal Degrees35.24971667, -93.04641667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 14.983', W 93° 2.785'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 14' 58.98" N, 93° 2' 47.1" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)479
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 173 E Ash St, Pottsville AR 72858, US
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