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Memorial To Company A Capital Guards - Little Rock, Arkansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 34° 44.321 W 092° 15.900
15S E 567283 N 3844310
Quick Description: Civil war memorial located near old arsenal building in MacArthur Park in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2010 5:08:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM979Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Memorial to Company A, Capitol Guards was placed in 1911 by friends and relatives of Company A, Capitol Guards along with United Sons of Confederate Veterans. The memorial consists of a bronze statue by Rudolf Schwarz, of a soldier dressed in his Confederate uniform holding his bayoneted rifle to his front in both hands. The statue stands on a granite base inscribed:

"Lest We Forget

To The Memory
Of The
Capital Guards
Company A
Sixth Arkansas Infantry
Cleburne's Division
1861 - 1865

"When His Division Defended,
No Odds Could Break It's Lines,
When It Attacked, No Numbers
Resisted It's Onslaught."
           General Wm. Hardee

 

Erected By Friends And Relatives Of The
Capital Guards And By The Citizens Of
Little Rock Under The Auspices Of The
Robert C. Newton Camp, United Sons of
Confederate Veterans, May Fifteenth,
Nineteen Hundred And Eleven

On the back the memorial lists the roster of  Company A with 70 names.

The Capital Guards were a local militia unit which particpated in the seizure of the arsenal in Little Rock in February 1861.   The unit was designated Co. A of the 6th Arkansas Infantry during the Civil War and served in the Arkansas Brigade of Gen. Patrick Cleburne's Division.  The unit fought with the Confederate Army of Tennesse in battles east of the Mississippi River including Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Tunnel Hill, the Atlanta Campaign, Spring Hill, Franklin, Nashville and Bentonville.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/15/1911

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Friends And Relatives Of The Capital Guards And By The Citizens Of Little Rock Under The Auspices Of The Robert C. Newton Camp, United Sons of Confederate Veterans

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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