Confederate Camp at Richmond / Richmond Church and Cemetery

Confederate Camp at Richmond / Richmond Church and Cemetery (HM2A06)

Location: Ashdown, AR 71822 Little River County
Country: United States of America
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N 33° 38.332', W 94° 11.021'

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Confederate Camp at Richmond


On Aug. 28, 1864, Confederate Gen. Sterling Price led an army from Camden on a raid that took them through Missouri, Kansas and the Indian Territory before they returned to Arkansas at Laynesport in Little River County on Dec. 2, having suffered heavy losses. Many of Price's Missouri troops established a camp at Richmond on Dec. 5, recovering from the campaigns rigors while waiting to learn where their winter camp would be located. The Confederate troops left their camp at Richmond on Dec. 24 to join the rest of the army at Washington.

Richmond Church and Cemetery


Around 1850, Judge Robert H. Scott and his wife, Sarah Nicholson Scott, donated about 5 acres for a Baptist church and cemetery near their home, about 2 miles east of Richmond. Lewis W. Davis, whose son Jeff would later serve as Arkansas governor and U.S. Senator, preached here. Confederate soldiers who died while camped near here for 3 weeks in December 1864 were buried in the cemetery. Several of Judge Scott's relatives who fought in the war lie in the family plot. As many church members left the area, the church was sold and moved in 1869.
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HM NumberHM2A06
Series This marker is part of the series
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Little River County Historical Society Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 390225 N 3722743
Decimal Degrees33.63886667, -94.18368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 38.332', W 94° 11.021'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 38' 19.92" N, 94° 11' 1.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 Little River 17, Ashdown AR 71822, US
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