Action at Ashley's Station Historical

Action at Ashley's Station Historical (HM1THA)

Location: Carlisle, AR 72024 Lonoke County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 46.954', W 91° 44.808'

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On Aug. 24, 1864, Confederate Gen. J.O. Shelby and his men, wearing captured Union uniforms, attacked a series of forts protecting hay-cutting operations between modern-day Carlisle and Hazen. Confederate artillery blasted the forts held by the 54th Illinois Infantry and 1st Nebraska Cavalry. As fresh Union troops arrived from DeValls Bluff, Shelby's men captured the forts' defenders while tearing up railroad tracks and destroying hay-cutting machines. The Confederates held off the reinforcements and left with 577 prisoners, losing only 173 casualties.
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2014
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Bill and Sharon Arnold Family Foundation, In Memory of Rick Meadows, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
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Date Added Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 614661 N 3849646
Decimal Degrees34.78256667, -91.74680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 46.954', W 91° 44.808'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 46' 57.24" N, 91° 44' 48.48" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 202 S Court St, Carlisle AR 72024, US
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