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Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery

Cabot, AR, USA

While camped near Old Austin, Arkansas, a large group of Texas Confederate soldiers were stricken by a measles epidemic, which caused the deaths of several hundreds. The soldiers were buried near the encampment. In 1907, the general assembly appropriated funds to move the remains into the area that became the cemetery, but the remains were not identified on the stone markers. A monument at the cemetery tells the story.


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From I-40 take Remington exit (7 miles west of Lonoke). Take Highway 15 north for 2.5 miles to where it crosses and becomes Highway 89. Continue on Highway 89 to its junction with Highway 321. Turn right on Highway 321 and continue approximately 2 miles to Cherry Road. Turn left on Cherry Road. Site is about 0.5 mile on the right.

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Handicapped access.

Regular Events

June, Flag Day celebration.

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Daily: Sunrise to sunset.



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