I am so delighted to hear from you.
English, Arkansas where the Pleasants plantation was located hwy 88 abt 27 miles, a little SE from
Pine Bluff. England, Arkanas is abt 28 miles north of Pine Bluff.
I went to English several years ago and there was just a crop dusting airport there.
I want to go back and explore the area more. Colonel Pleasants was buried there
and a few months later, a young daughter was buried next to him.
It is thrilling that you know the location of the Fort.
I have lived in New Mexico for years, but in the 1940's we lived at Pine Bluff
Arsenal. It seems like the fort may have been not too far from the Arsenal.
Is this possible.
Wiah I had known way back when of our family history.
Colonel Pleasants only son Capt Henry C Pleasants was wounded at the
Battle of Helena, Jul 04, 1863 and
died in Memphis Confederate hospital of his wounds.
I thank you and your fellow historians for keeping our history and
heritage alive. Thank you, Kennye Decker