One hundred fifty-two years ago, in April 1864, thousands of Union and Confederate troops were in Clark County. The Clark County Historical Association recently unveiled a new marker describing the military events in the southwestern portion of the county during the spring of 1864. The official ceremony included remarks by Historical Association president Bob Thompson, Okolona Mayor Sara Cox, museum coordinator Laverne Todd and editor and local historian Joe May. The marker, sponsored by the Historical Association and funded with a grant from the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, now stands in Okolona and tells the story of what happened during "Skirmishes at Okolona" and "Fighting at Elkins' Ferry."
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