Battle of Prairie De Ann - Washington, Arkansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 33° 46.616 W 093° 41.488
15S E 435977 N 3737637
Quick Description: Many Civil War wounded from the Battle of Prairie De Ann were brought to Washington, filling homes, churches, and businesses.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2011 4:15:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMCTZ4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:
This historical marker gives information on the Battle of Prarie De Ann and the wounded that were brought here to Washington for care. The marker is in a small cemetery on the north side of Washington. Just a few feet away is a Confederate Dead Memorial, honoring Civil War Veterans who are buried in this cemetery.

Text on historical marker:

Battle of Prairie De Ann
April 10-13, 1864

The culmination of the Camden, AR. and the Red River, LA. campaigns was to capture Texas. Two Union armies were to join at Shreveport and move West. Gen. Steele was defeated in AR. and Gen. Banks in LA. The wounded from the Battle of Prairie De Ann were brought into Washington, AR. where homes, churches and businesses were filled. Seventy-four Confederate dead are buried here, Known Only to God. Lest we forget

Gen. Sterling Price Commanding

Confederate Troops:
Arkansas: Gen. J.F. Fagan, 18th, 19th, and 20th Inf.; 12th BN. Sharpshooters; Wood's Cav. BN.; Blocher's and Hughey's BTRY.
Indian Territory: Col. Tandy Walker's 1st and 2nd Choctaw and Chickasaw Cav.
Missouri: Gen. J.S. Marmaduke, 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 8th Cav.; Collins' BTRY. 1st, 5th, 11th, and 12th Inf.; Hunter's Regt. Cav.; Harris' BTRY.
Texas: Gen. Samuel B .Maxey's TX. Cav. DIV.; Gen. R.M. Gano's Brig.; 29th, 30th, and 31st TX. Cav.; Capt. Wm. B. Krumbhaar's 7th TX Mounted ARTY. BN.

TX. DIV., DIST. VIII, Gen. R.M. Gano 2433, UDC; AR & TX SCV & UDC

Researched by Donald K. & Annette Herndon Plemmons Canton, TX.
History of Marker:
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Additional Parking: N 33° 46.670 W 093° 41.428

Link to Marker: Not listed

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