Sunday, August 30, 2020

A Monument Worthy of a Hero


Eight-tenths of a mile down a dead-end Arkansas gravel road, at that dead end, past two neglected old cattle guards and in the back pasture is not where you’d expect to find a hero, much less a monument to him and his men. But, alas! There he is, lying in all of his humble glory. There are no official monuments to this man, or to the men he led into combat, save this one, an upright white stone with a point at the top, which reads, simply:

27 ARK. INF.
SEPT 2 1839
APR 18 1920”

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