October 5, 2007
In 1957, the U.S. Congress, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Civil War, created the United States Civil War Centennial Commission. Arkansas was among the states establishing its own commemorative commission. Many activities were held across the state as a part of the commemoration. Perhaps the most lasting was the placement of historical markers at Arkansas Civil War sites. Many of those markers, such as the one placed in Arkansas County to commemorate the 1863 Battle of Arkansas Post, can still be seen today.