Marker dedicated

The St. Francis County Historical Society, the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Commission have partnered to place a Civil War marker in Madison, on Hwy. 70 near Scott Bond Cemetery. In the top photo, officials stand with the marker after its unveiling Saturday morning. Pictured, from left, are: M. Ray Jones, of Jonesboro, Adjutant General, James F. Fagan Chapter of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, Dr. Stuart Towns and John Jordan with the SFCHS; Madison Mayor Bobby Hardrick, W. Danny Honnell, with the ACWSC and Jack Myers, with the Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena. In the photo on the right, Ron Kelley, and Clayton Collier, with the Seven Generals Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans in Helena-West Helena, perform during the ceremony. Officials donned Union attire for the ceremony because the marker is in honor of Union troops who used Madison as a base for river travel and transport. Photos by Kendall Owens.

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Civil War marker is dedicated near S. Bond Cemetery - Members of the St. Francis County Historical Society and the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, along with Madison residents and officials, gathered Saturday morning to celebrate the unveiling of a Civil War marker near Scott Bond Cemetery in Madison.

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