LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved an application for a Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Woodruff County, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
The historical marker will be located at the Fitzhugh’s Woods Battle Site on Highway 33 north of Augusta and will commemorate the battle that took place there on April 1, 1864. The City of Augusta is sponsoring the marker.
Through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Historical Marker Program, the ACWSC works with local partners to help tell the stories of how the Civil War affected communities around the state. The Commission hopes that there will be at least one marker in each of the state’s 75 counties by the end of the commemoration in 2015. To date, 49 markers have been installed.
The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.