The Little Rock Campaign - Little Rock, Arkansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 34° 44.941 W 092° 16.030
15S E 567076 N 3845455
Quick Description: Historical marker giving brief history of action during the Civil War in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2010 8:14:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM94BP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member *TnT*
Views: 8

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The Little Rock Campaign
Riverfront Park

Little Rock Falls

Early in August of 1863 the Union Army began a march from Helena to Little Rock.  Confederate troops, commanded by Major General Sterling Price, waited to defend the city primarily from the ridge north of the Arkansas River.  But Federal forces out-flanked the outnumbered defenders.  Confederate cavalry and artillery fought the Federals at Brownville (near Lonoke), Reed's Bridge (near Jacksonville), Ashley's Mills and at the crossing of the Arkansas River (near Scott), and, on September 10, at the Battle of Bayou Fourche (a few miles southeast of Little Rock o Fourche Dam Pike near Pratt Remmel Park at I-440, Lindsey Road exit).

General Price stated that he would not be caught in a trap like Pemberton at Vicksburg and he ordered Confederate troops to withdraw from the city.  The withdrawal began about 11:00 a.m. on September 10, 1863 and continued for several hours along the Old Stagecoach Road to Benton (Hwy. 5).

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