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THE QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER
OF THE HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
OF MARION COUNTY ARKANSAS
Vol. 8, No. 2 April 2004 Yellville, Arkansas 72687
Adam's Camp located on the south side of Crooked Creek just across from the main downtown area of Yellville, Arkansas.
In 1862, this entire stretch of land belonged to Matthew Adams a well-known man and early settler of the Marion County area.
The people of today have to have some imagination to se this camp as it was during the Civil War. There was no highway 14 south leading out of town, no 14 bridge crossing Crooked creek, just sheer bluffs and this flat plain on the south side of the creek, The Yellville City park and Verl Doshier's pasture encompass this plain today.
"The 27th Arkansas with Colonels White and Shaver's command were on their way from Pocahontas, AR to join General Tom C. Hindman's division at the mouth of the Mulberry River, AR. The 27th arrived at Yellville on the 22nd of October 1862 and pitched their tents in a field on the opposite of the creek from town where they rested a week and procured supplies. This camp was known as Camp Adams.
On the day of arrival the town was already crowded with Missouri confederates who were drawing their pay at the Isaac Wilson hotel on old Main Street. A six-inch snowfall fell that evening.
The 27th Arkansas was made up of 10 companies and 1, 712 men from all over Northern Arkansas. 392 of this number were from Yellville and Marion County.
Late in November of 1862 the Army of the Frontier, under colonel Dudley Wickersham of Springfield raided Yellville and returned to Wilson's Creek, a ride of 250 miles in 5 days. The Army of the Frontier was made up of the 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the 10th Illinois Cavalry.
It was also during this time that most of the buildings in Yellville were set fire by the Missouri Militia. Livestock was taken for food for the Northern troops, grain and other food stuffs were confiscated and women and children fled for their lives.
On 29th of November 1862, the 3rd Wisconsin Calvary engaged the confederates in a battle at Yellville and more buildings were destroyed.
The 27th was not the only group to camp at Camp Adams, in 1863, General Holland of the 1st Arkansas Calvary and the 8th Calvary Missouri Sate Militia wee camped there with a force of 300 and two pieces of artillery (Union forces)
On March 2, 1863 the 3rd Wisconsin Calvary engaged with the southern troops in yet another skirmish at Yellville.
In March of 1864 Captain Samuel E. Turner, commanding a detachment of the 6th Calvary, Missouri State Militia and the 6th Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia, numbering 109 men were camped at Yellville. On March 19th 1864, they marched some 200 miles and killed some 10 bushwhackers, captured 13 soldiers, 1 rebel lieutenant, 22 stands of arms and 28 horses and mules. They returned to Yellville. On the 24th they marched again with some 105 men and attacked a small band under the command of Captain Love 25 miles south of Yellville, on the buffalo River, had a sharp skirmish, killing 3 and capturing a number of horses and arms. Again they returned to Yellville.
On the 28th Captain Headlee, commanding a small detachment of the 6th Provisional Missouri arrived in Yellville bringing 18 prisoners, 1 captain and recruiting office for the regular army.
In May of 1865, records report that Colonel Schnable surrendered his command, 400 strong at Yellville.
FROM THE EDITOR
Spring is coming !!!!!!
The snow is melting and mother earth has shed her winter coat and donning her Easter bonnet.
Spring flowers are beginning to pop thru the earth. Those of us here in the Ozarks are grateful and thankful to see Up and coming events for us here will be the Arts in the Park Festival in April at the Bull Shoals park where Mysty and I will be set up signing books, the Ancestor Fair is still set for the first weekend in June in Leslie, this is a great event for any and all who are interested in Marion, Searcy, Baxter, Van Buren, Boone, Newton and lots of other counties in Arkansas research. Hope to see you there. Mysty and I hope yu have a great time. so we hope you will make this an annual event. Bring the husband or wife and come join us in June.
It I for one have been very busy this winter. Since I wrote you last my staff and I have finished the latest book in the Marion County saga, "Marion County, Arkansas-her people in pictures. We know you will enjoy this great book and we hope you get your order in quickly. It will make it's first appearance at the Arts in the Park in Bull Shoals. But you can order your in advance if you wish.
Vicki Roberts, Editor
TO ALL MARION COUNTY INTERESTED PERSONS. THE
MARION COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAS A NEW BOOK
READY FOR SALE.
"MARION COUNTY ARKANSAS- HER PEOPLE IN
THIS IS A GREAT PICTURES BOOK FILLED WITH OLD AND
NEW PICTURES OF MARION COUNTY RESIDENTS.
213 PAGES, 1799 NAMES, FULLY INDEXED, SOFT BOUND
AND HARD BOUND.
SOFT BOUND SELLS FOR $30 PLUS $3 POSTAGE AND
HARD BOUND SELLS FOR $40 PLUS $3 POSTAGE.
YOU MAY ORDER A COPY BY SENDING YOUR CHECK OR
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IF YOU ARE RESEARCHING MARION COUNTY THIS IS A
SO ORDER TODAY.
MARION COUNTY, ARKANSAS
HER PEOPLE IN PICTURES
The Historical & Genealogical Society
Marion County Arkansas
MORE COMING EVENTS:
The Bramble Bush is proud to announce in conjunction with the Yellville Chamber of Commerce, the coming of the Civil War re-enactment of the Battle of Yellville at Camp Adams on May 28 & 29, 2004, Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend at the Yellville City Park. Plans are in the making to have re enactors from Mountain Home, Harrison, Berryville, Jonesboro, Newton County, Carroll County and many from Missouri and southern Arkansas as well. This great event will start Saturday Morning at 9 a.m with the camp being open to all to look at the equipment of the soldiers and ask questions. There will be a skirmish between the north and the south and artillery practice to show the riflemen at work. At 8 p.m. or just about dark, there will be a cannon display or firing of the cannons, 6 in all. A beautiful sight to see. The camp will close at 9 p.m and re open at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning with a church service, CSA style, afterwards a skirmish and cannon fire with the event ending around 2 p.m.
During the war, Yellville was held as different times by both sides, north and south. In November 1862, the 27th Arkansas camped on the south side of Crooked Creek for approximately two weeks during one of the biggest and earliest snows this area had ever seen. This was known as Camp Adams, During the course of the war, many soldiers camped on this site from both sides. The Missouri Militia camped here while in June of 1862 they burned most of the houses and building in the town.
There will also be a display of Civil War artifacts at the Yellville Arts Center on the square in Yellville. Debbie Mitchell, owner of the Center is proud of this display and would all to stop by and get a peek. Bill and Lisa Weaver will be there with the major part of their collection. Bill has been involved in collecting artifacts from this era for many years. He was a great collection.
SCHEDULE OF THE COMING EVENTS:
BATTLE OF YELLVILLE
May 29-30, 2004
May 28 (Friday)
Set up camps. Begin around 3 P.M.
May 29 (Saturday)
9:00 a.m. - Camps open to the public
10:00 a.m. Artillery / Infantry Drill (Cannons will fire) Drills may last until 11:00 a.m.
Noon - Break for lunch
1:30 p.m. Battle of Yellville battle may last approx 30 to 45 minutes
4:00 p.m. Artillery Drill (Cannons will fire)
8:00 p.m. Artillery Night Firing (Approx 8 p.m. cannons will fire)
9:00 p.m. Camps will close to the public
May 30th (Sunday)
9:00 a.m. Camps open to the public
10:00 a.m. Church services
11:30 a.m. Artillery / Infantry Drill (Cannons will fire)
Noon - Lunch
1:30 p.m. - Battle of Yellville
2:00 p.m. Event concludes
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BOOKS FOR SALE
"EARLY DAYS AND WAR TIMES IN NORTHERN ARKANSAS." Thomas Jerome Estes. Reprint 1999 (1928). $5. HGSMCA, P0 Box 761, Yellville AR 72687.
"EARLY DAYS OF MARION COUNTY." Lester & Marian Burnes. Indexed. $25. Marion Burnes, 2102 W. Jefferson, Sioam Springs AR 72761.
"GENEALOGIES OF MARION COUNTY FAMILIES 1811-1900." Genealogies of 400+ families settling in MCAR by 1900. Hardbound. Indexed. $60. HGSMCA, PO Box 761, Yellville AR 72687.
"INDEX TO THE MOUNTAIN ECHO 12 March 1886 thru 26 June 1903." Births, marriages, deaths. Indexed. $24.50 + $3.50 s/h. Margie Garr, 1505 Mistletoe, Mountain Home AR 72653, (870)-425-0405.
IZARD CO. AR 1830 FEDERAL CENSUS. Indexed. $4. Nancy A. Wood, 4643 S 28 Avenue, Tulsa OK 74107
MARION CO. AR 1840 FEDERAL CENSUS. Indexed. $4. Nancy A. Wood, 4643 S 28 Avenue, Tulsa OK 74107.
MARION CO. AR 1850 FEDERAL CENSUS. Indexed. $10. Nancy A. Wood, 4643 S 28 Avenue, Tulsa 0K 74107
MARION CO. AR 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS. Indexed. Annotated. $20. Nancie Todd Weber. HGSMCA, PO Box 761, Yellville AR 72687.
MARION CO. 1880 FEDERAL CENSUS. Indexed. $21. Gladys Horn Brown. HGSMCA, PO Box 761, Yellville AR 72687
"MARION COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS 1887-1896." Marian Burnes & Vicki Roberts. Indexed. $15. Vicki Roberts, 363 MC 5032, Yellville AR 72687
"MARION COUNTY MARRIAGERECORDS 1896-1905" Marian Burnes & Vicki Roberts. Indexed. $15. Vicki Roberts, 363 MC 5032, Yellville AR 72687
"MARION COUNTY MARRIAGES 1905-1917." Marian Burnes & Vicki Roberts. Indexed. $15. Vicki Roberts, 2363 MC 032, Yellville AR 72687.
"MARION COUNTY 1890 CENSUS." Reconstructed from 1880 & 1900 census; land, tax records, etc. Indexed. Hardbound. $45 HGSMCA, PO Box 761, Yellville AR 72687
The Mining Era of Marion County Arkansas by Vicki Roberts ,$30.00 + $3 s&h 2363 MC 5032 Yellville, AR 72687
"Silver Anniversary" History of Marion County. Reprinted 2002. Indexed, $75 plus $5 sh, HGSMCA P.O. Box 761, Yellville, AR 72687
"Marion County: The Divided" by Vicki Roberts and Mysty McPherson, $5.00 + $1 s&h HGSMCA, P.O. Box 761 Yellville, AR 72687
"Marion County, The Way She Was in 1836" by W.B. Flippin, $5.00 + $1.00 s&h P.O. Box 761 Yellville, AR 72687
"Gleenings of PIoneer History" by W.R. Jones , $5.00 + $1 s&H, P.O. Box 761 Yellville, AR 72687
Marion Co. AR and surrounding areas. Experienced researcher. $10 per hour plus copy costs and postage. Vicki Roberts, 2362 MC 5032, Yellville AR 72687 (870) -449-6195 aft 6:00pm CST. E-mail: Whiskers@yellville.net
Marion Co. AR area. $10 per hour plus copy costs and postage. Experienced researcher. Mysty McPherson, 35 MC 6023, Yellville AR 72687; (870)-449-5223. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership in the Historical Genealogical Society of Marion County Arkansas is $12 per year.
Membership for one year runs from 1 January to 31 December of that year.
Membership includes the quarterly newsletter Bramble Bush
Membership begun later in the year includes all issues of Bramble Bush for that year.
Make your check for $12 payable to HGSMCA and send to HGSMCA, P0 Box 761, Yellville AR 72687-9612.
The Bramble Bush is published quarterly by the Historic Genealogical Society of Marion County Arkansas, PO Box 761, Yellville AR 72687. EDITORIAL STAFF: Editor, Vicki Roberts; Design/Production, Mysty McPherson; Art Work, Bonnie Sanders; Queries, Mary Birrer; Subscriptions, Barbara Holland; Printing, Penny Pincher Printing, 722 Locust, Conway AR 72034; Contributing writers, Janice Mears. HGSMCA Officers: Chair Vicki A. Roberts; Vice-Chair, Mysty McPherson; Secretary, Sherry Berthot; Treasurer, Barbara Holland; Grants/Purchasing Mysty McPherson.
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