Battle of Van Buren, AR Page2    

Once the Confederates opened fire from across the river, the Federals responded with guns of their own from the heights behind the town. Fairview Cemetery is the traditional spot where the Union artillery was placed. This photograph is unique because the tall monument on the right marks the grave of Van Buren's founder, John Drennan, who also served as vice chairman for the convention that brought Arkansas into the Union in 1836


This is another view of Fairview Cemetery. The Confederate soldiers buried here died from numerous causes. A few were killed in the Battle of Van Buren and others died from wounds received at Prairie Grove


Enlarge View of the monument at the Confederate section of Fairview Cemetery


Enlarge This is the marker at Fairview outlining the cemetery's Civil War significance

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