Battle of Arkansas Post

Battle of Arkansas Post (HM2192)

Location: Gillett, AR 72055 Arkansas County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 1.992', W 91° 22.411'

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On January 9, 1863, Gen. John McClernand and Adm. David D. Porter led a 30,000 man army and a flotilla of Union gunboats up the Arkansas River to confront Gen. T.J. Churchills 5,000 Confederates at Arkansas Post. The gunboats bombarded Fort Hindman January 10, and both army and navy attacked on January 11, forcing the Confederates to surrender. Confederate Arkansas lost one-fourth of its fighting men. Union ships would suffer less interference in operations against Vicksburg following the defeat of the garrison at Arkansas Post.
HM NumberHM2192
Year Placed2010
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Grand Prairie Historical Society, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 650151 N 3767030
Decimal Degrees34.03320000, -91.37351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.992', W 91° 22.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 59.52" N, 91° 22' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 141 State Hwy 169, Gillett AR 72055, US
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