Fairview Cemetery - Van Buren, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 26.484 W 094° 21.037
15S E 377415 N 3922832
Quick Description: Marker detailing the war activity in the area and honoring the Confederate soldiers buried in this section of Fairview Cemetery
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 2/23/2012 10:55:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMDTN0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:
This historical marker is placed in the Confederate area of Fairview Cemetery, on the north side of the grounds. The link below details the history of the war efforts in this area.

Fairview Cemetery

The Battle of Prairie Grove was a grim moment for the Confederate Army. This conflict severed all chances for the South to use Northwest Arkansas as a route to invade Missouri. The shattered and defeated soldiers retreated from Prairie Grove to Van Buren. Fairview Cemetery was a witness to wagons and ambulances making their way down the hill as the Confederate Army desperately ran from the Union Soldiers. It was at this same site that cannons were lined up to shell the community of Van Buren. Over 400 unknown Confederate Soldiers are buried in Fairview Cemetery including some who fought and died in this battle. A marble memorial to the brave soldiers who gave their lives in The War Between the States is located in the northeast corner of the cemetery.

The Civil War Comes Home
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Additional Parking: N 35° 26.484 W 094° 21.042

Link to Marker: Not listed

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