Arkansas State Memorial

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Located on West Confederate Avenue is the Arkansas State Memorial. While only one regiment from this state fought at Gettysburg, it represented Arkansas proudly.

The Third Arkansas Infantry was part of Jerome Robertson’s famed “Texas Brigade” & was fully engaged in the fierce fighting for Devil’s Den on July 2nd. Of the 479 troops from Arkansas at Gettysburg, 182 (or 38%) were either killed, wounded or missing.

This memorial which was dedicated on June 18, 1966 is made of Mt. Airy granite & contains an outline of the state in the center flanked on either side by advancing infantrymen. The unique aluminum cubes at the corners each contain the carved image of the Confederate battle flag & are meant to represent Arkansas’ modern day role as a producer of this metal.

The final cost of this memorial at completion was $50,000.00

 

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