Madison in the Civil War

Madison in the Civil War (HM298H)

Location: Forrest City, AR 72335 St. Francis County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 0.833', W 90° 43.893'

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U.S. troops from Helena came through Madison many times during the Civil War. A 5th Kansas Cavalry patrol fought here twice during a March 5-12, 1863, expedition. Iowa and Indiana troops passed through in April 1863, and detachments of men from the 15th Illinois Cavalry and 3rd Arkansas (African Descent) were here Feb. 12-14, 1864, taking 10 Confederate prisoners. The 11th Missouri Infantry was here in June, as was the 15th Illinois in August 1864. Illinois Mounted Infantry troops were here in February; 56th U.S. Colored Infantry men came in June 1865.
HM NumberHM298H
Year Placed2014
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; St. Francis County Historical Society; Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
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Date Added Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 706983 N 3876934
Decimal Degrees35.01388333, -90.73155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 0.833', W 90° 43.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 0' 49.98" N, 90° 43' 53.58" 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 3166 US-70, Forrest City AR 72335, US
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