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135th Anniversary Battle of Jonesboro Services

August 2, 1997



Saturday August 2, 1997 is the 135th Anniversary of the battle that took place during the Civil War between the 30th Arkansas Infantry Regiment (CSA) and the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (Federal) on the Courthouse Square in downtown Jonesboro.

At 2:00 P.M. a presentation on the Battle of Jonesboro will be given inside the courthouse (air-conditioning you know!). At 3:00 P.M. there will be living history displays by Confederate and Union reenactors on the Courthouse lawn. At 4:00 P.M. the dedication of the new marker that commemorates the battle and honors the dead on both sides will take place with military ceremonies conducted by Confederate and Federal reenactors. Refreshments will be available on site.

This event is sponsored by Camp 1655 and the Craighead County Historical Society. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.




This web page authored by Mark Gerdes.
Last updated July 28, 1997. Page and all contents Copyrightę 1996 by SCV Camp #1655, Jonesboro, Arkansas.