Confederate Last Stand Observance
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 2:00 P.M.
Historic 10 Mile House
6915 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock, AR 72204
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the failed attempt by Confederate troops against overwhelming odds to defend Little Rock from the Union Army on September 11, 1863. The event took place near the 10 Mile House along McHenry’s Creek.
Costumed reenactors, historical presentation and a gun salute. The 8th AR Infantry, Barrett’s Battery will mark the event with the firing of 3 cannons.
The Historic 10 Mile House, circa 1836 was constructed in the Federal style by noted architect, Gideon Shryock, who also designed the Old State House. The 10 Mile House is perhaps, the most historically significant home in Arkansas History. The brick smokehouse on the property was used to imprison 17 year old David O. Dodd prior to his transfer to Little Rock to stand trial in a Federal Military Court, as a Confederate spy.
The public is invited to this FREE event.
For additional information:
Kay Tatum (501) 529-3802