Arkansas Peace Society / Federal Raids on Burrowville

Arkansas Peace Society / Federal Raids on Burrowville (HM2M75)

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N 35° 54.574', W 92° 37.904'

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Arkansas Peace Society

In November 1861, Confederate authorities discovered a secret Peace Society in north Arkansas whose members opposed secession. Col. Samuel Leslie called out the Searcy County militia to round up members of the group. More than 90 men were arrested and 87 of them were chained and marched to Little Rock. They were forced to enlist in Col. John S. Marmaduke's 18th Arkansas Infantry. Most of those who survived battle and disease were back in Searcy County by 1862, heading to Missouri where many would join regiments in the United States army.

Federal Raids on Burrowville

A 40-man detachment of the Second Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.) hit Confederate guerrillas at Burrowville (now Marshall) on December 26, 1863, killing six, wounding four and capturing sixteen. A larger Union force raided into north Arkansas in late January 1864. The Arkansas and Missouri cavalrymen fought Col. A.R. Witt's Confederate troops at Clear Creek and Tomahawk on January 22, then rode into Burrowville the next day. U.S. troopers rode on to Clinton as Witt's soldiers retreated southward. The Searcy Co. Courthouse burned then: cause unknown.
HM NumberHM2M75
Year Placed2010
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Searcy County Historical Society, Arkansas Humanities Council, Department of Arkansas Heritage, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 533228 N 3973980
Decimal Degrees35.90956667, -92.63173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 54.574', W 92° 37.904'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 54' 34.44" N, 92° 37' 54.24" W
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