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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD] ICH&G meeting - Civil War in Izard County
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 11:04:02 -0500
I thought I would share this with anyone who would like to come. Maybe there will be some of you in the area next week-end who would enjoy the meeting. ----------- Vera
TO: Members of the Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society
The Summer History Program will be
THE CIVIL WAR IN IZARD COUNTY
Speaker: William "Bud" Cooper
Sunday, July 15
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3:00 Business meeting
Melbourne City Hall
To reach Melbourne City Hall, go west on Highway 9 from the three-way intersection by Tate Lawrence Chevrolet. Drive one and a half blocks to the City Hall/Visitors Bureau sign. Turn left onto Municipal Drive back to the City Hall Building.
Cooper will discuss how the war affected Izard County and Northeastern Arkansas. Though there were no major battles here, jayhawkers and bushwhackers robbed and often burned farms and businesses. Anyone who resisted was killed.
Several Confederate Infantry companies were recruited from the county. Mount Olive, Sylamore Bottoms, Lunenburg and Strawberry Creek were the scene of battles and skirmishes. Other details of his talk include the Mill Creek Peace Society, manufacture of gunpowder near Sylamore Creek and a silver mine at Mount Olive.
For more information about this program, the Society or its publications, contact Juanita Stowers, 870-499-3237,
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