Wartime Gristmill Destruction - Johnson AR
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N 36° 08.244 W 094° 10.756
15S E 393897 N 3999832
Quick Description: This Civil War marker is located at the Inn at the Mill, 3906 Greathouse Road in Johnson, Arkansas
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2014 4:22:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMMKJF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
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Long Description:
Wartime Gristmill Destruction


Both soldiers and civilians used gristmills to grind

wheat and corn into flour and meal. Confederate

troops destroyed mills to keep Union armies from

using them. Union troops destroyed them to keep

C.S. guerrillas from using them as gathering points.

This caused much suffering for civilians. Many

starved, became refugees, or settled in farm

colonies, protected by Union forces. Sutton’s

Mill,which once stood here, was lost in the war.

Former U.S. soldiers Jacob Johnson and William

Mayes bought the site in 1865 and built the mill

that stands here today.

No. 33

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Inn at the Mill

City of Johnson

Jon Woods

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

2012
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