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Discussion on the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will host a program to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry.   Roy L. Wilson, a 7th generation resident of Grant County and an award-winning teacher, will present the story of the Civil War battle, which was part of the Camden Expedition.  Mr. Wilson will discuss the decisions and people that cause the battle to occur when and how it did.  Pictures of the battle's location in the Saline River bottoms and individual stories of participants will be highlighted.  Mr. Wilson is completing his 40th year in education and has taught various American and Arkansas History and Government classes.  In addition, he has received National and State teaching awards, including WalMart Arkansas Teacher of the Year and Grant County Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Wilson currently works as the Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement Coordinator for the Sheridan School District.  His book, Sheridan and Grant County, was published in 2012 in the Images of America series by Arcadia Publishing. 

The event is free and open to the public and is a sanctioned program of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. 

The MacArthur  Museum of Arkansas Military History relates the military heritage of Arkansas and its citizens and widespread audience.  Located in the historic Arsenal Building in MacArthur Park -- one of Central Arkansas's oldest surviving structures and the birthplace of one of the Country's foremost military heroes --  the museum collects, preserves and interprets the State's rich military past from its territorial period to the present.   The museum is a program of the Little Rock Parks & Recreation Department. 

For more information, please call:

Nic Clark, Museum Program Assistant
503 East 9th Street
(501) 376-4602
www.arkmilitaryheritage.com




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