The Patrick R. Cleburne Camp #1433 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas announces its 150th anniversary commemorative cookout for Camp White Sulphur Springs just a few miles west of Pine Bluff on Saturday, June 16, 2012. To beat the heat, we will start the fellowship at 9AM. The fellowship will be potluck and will last until 2PM.
This time one hundred and fifty years ago, Camp White Sulphur Springs was one of the most significant areas associated with the reorganization of the the Confederate Army west of the Mississippi River. As Thomas C. Hindman takes the reigns of the the military machine of the state, Camp White Sulphur Springs saw over ten thousand troops in and out of the vicinity throughout the War.
To get to Camp White Sulphur Spings Confederate Cemetery, take the Rison/Camden Exit from off I-530 in Pine Bluff. Go West until you get to a traffic light. Turn left onto Sulphur Springs Road and travel West for several miles. When you see a brown HISTORICAL MARKER sign, turn left onto Luckwood Road.
This is a family gathering, so bring family and friends. Everyone is invited!