Civil War Historical Marker Coming for LR Landmark

LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) - The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission (ACWSC) has approved an application for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Pulaski County, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

The historical marker will be located at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock, which was originally the U.S. Arsenal, and will commemorate the arsenal's role as the starting and ending points for the 1864 Camden Expedition. The General T.J. Churchill Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy is sponsoring the marker.

Through its Historical Marker Program, the ACWSC works with local partners to help tell the stories of how the Civil War affected communities around the state. The Commission hopes that there will be at least one marker in each of the state's 75 counties by the end of the commemoration in 2015. To date, 76 markers in 46 counties have been approved.

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state's cultural resources.

Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum

Click here for a Marker application.

Click here for more information on sesquicentennial plans or e-mail

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