Lots of Civil War markers going up around the country

Between posts on Charleston, the Keokuk, and Chancellorsville, I’ve been neglecting marker news of late. Allow me to run what Andy likes to call canister… maybe I should call it “case shot.”:

  • The latest of our Civil War Trails markers here in Loudoun County cites Lovettsville as the “gateway for the Union army” to Virginia. For good reason, after both Antietam and Gettysburg the Army of the Potomac passed through Lovettsville in pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia. This is the second Civil War Trails marker for the town.
  • A new marker in Oxford, Mississippi covers some 175 years of history. Events span through the burning of the town square in 1864 through integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962, stopping with the city hosting a 2008 presidential debate.
  • Two new markers approved by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. One for Jacksonport State Park discusses the shelling of the town by the CSS Maurepas in 1862. The other discusses Union Army activity at Camp Halleck in Benton County.

It’s hard for us marker hunters to keep up with the new ones!