*CAMP NELSON (FAMOUS), HISTORICAL MARKER - Lonoke County, Arkansas | HISTORICAL MARKER *CAMP NELSON (FAMOUS) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Historical Marker *CAMP NELSON (FAMOUS)

Camp Nelson (aka Confederate) Cemetery
Lonoke County,
Arkansas

Camp Nelson

Thousands of Arkansas and Texas
Confederates were camped near
this spot in 1862. The camp named
in honor of Brigadier General
Allison Nelson, was stricken by
disease resulting in 1,500 deaths
including Nelson. The dead were
buried among these hills and
forgotten until 1906 when a
group of Confederate veterans
supervised the establishment
of this cemetery. It was soon
forgotten and neglected. In 1981
local school teachers and students
restored the cemetery. It was
rededicated in 1982.
Lonoke County Historical Commission


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Submitted: 12/5/08 • Approved: 1/26/14 • Last Updated: 7/20/15 • R117082-G0-S3

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