The last place I wanted to visit was a small town called Three Creeks, which was about 5 miles southwest of El Dorado. This was the town from which Company G of the 3rd Arkansas Infantry was recruited

After lunch we drove west to find the road that led to Three Creeks. Well, we couldn’t find any road leading to the southwest that corresponded to the roads on my map.

We had traveled 125 miles to the area; spent about 2 hours driving all over creation; and were tired and cold from the wind we had endured in the cemetery hunt.  I therefore decided it was time to go home.

So we traveled the 125 miles back to Little Rock arriving about 4:00PM. Donnie got his clothes and equipment and left for his home in Hot Springs, AR.

I got on the internet to check out the information I had on Champaignolle and the Cemetery.  I found out through a website that was different from the one I had relied upon that the stone marker with the plaque missing was all that remained of the town of Champaignolle.

This marker had been erected by in 1937 by the Daughters of the American Revolution and Lion Oil Company from stones from the original land office.

I also found out that the information I had on the Cemetery was wrong. The one with Littleton and Nancy’s graves is really in an abandoned area directly south of Strong, AR and its only access is by an old logging road.

Looks like another road trip to LA, Lower Arkansas, is in order.

About Civil War Reflections

Vernon has been a Civil War buff since childhood, but had been inactive in Civil War history for over two decades. However, in the early 1990s his interest was rekindled after watching Ken Burns’ “Civil War Documentary” on PBS. He particularly became interested in the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) and decided to learn more about this epic struggle.
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