Arkansas Military Institute / Tulip in the Civil War

Arkansas Military Institute / Tulip in the Civil War (HM2A1S)

Location: Leola, AR 72084 Dallas County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 5.091', W 92° 39.259'

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Arkansas Military Institute

The state legislature chartered the Arkansas Military Institute in 1850, and the school was built on Chapel Ridge in Tulip. Cadets had to be over 14 and at least 4 feet 9 inches tall. Classes included Latin, Greek, surveying, math, military science, chemistry and engineering. After Arkansas seceded from the Union in May 1861, the school was closed, never to reopen. AMI cadets were among troops recruited for the Tulip Rifles, Co. I, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, in June 1861. Of the 150 men who served in the unit, only 13 remained at the end of the war.

Tulip in the Civil War

The Tulip area was settled around 1842 and with the establishment of colleges for men and women was known by the 1850s as a center for higher education, the Athens of the South. With a thriving pottery business and bustling plantations, Tulip became a wealthy town. The Civil War led both schools to close and most of the businesses and farms were abandoned. One skirmish was here, when Union cavalry routed a Confederate force on Oct. 11, 1863. When the war ended in 1865, few families returned to Tulip and it never regained its pre-war status.
HM NumberHM2A1S
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2012
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Arkansas Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy Arkansas Division, Children of the Confederacy, Arkansas Humanities Council/National Endowment for the Humanities Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, August 6th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 531891 N 3771617
Decimal Degrees34.08485000, -92.65431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 5.091', W 92° 39.259'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 5' 5.46" N, 92° 39' 15.54" W
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Area Code(s)870
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4936 AR-9, Leola AR 72084, US
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