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The American Civil War

Rondo, Arkansas

mid 1800's
Civil War Memorabilia in Rondo Arkansas

There is a cemetery in Rondo that has some very interesting history. Local elders tell of its being the Confederate capital of Arkansas for a short time. It was at this cemetery where a troop of soldiers camped & later died after battle, from an epidemic of Black Measles. We found 17 headstones....barely legible, cracked & weathered, but obviously very significant.... all unknown soldiers. The tombstones were all dated near the same day & placed in a straight & compact line, next to the spring where they washed their clothes, as if they were dominoes & had fallen directly into their pre-dug graves.

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Confederate Section - Old Rondo Cemetery - shows marker and gives location and information


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This page was created 16 July 2004 & was updated on 29 June 2012 at 2:21 pm


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