Marker to be dedicated in honor of fallen Confederate soldiers
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The Georgia Flat Cemetery Association will be dedicating a historical marker at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Georgia Flat Cemetery, located 4 ½ miles southwest of Gravette, at the intersection of Georgia Flat and Kane Roads, to recognize and honor 27 Confederate soldiers who died during the months of September and October of 1861 while in training at Camp Jackson, Arkansas. Camp Jackson, located in western Benton County, was established Sept. 5, 1861, by Brigadier General Benjamin McCulloch, who named the camp for Governor Claiborne Jackson, of Missouri.
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Community News, Pages 8 on 09/04/2013