Skirmish at Amos Bayou

Skirmish at Amos Bayou (HM2194)

Location: Watson, AR 71674 Desha County
Country: United States of America
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N 33° 46.962', W 91° 16.155'

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In mid-February 1863, Confederate troops at Cypress Bend fired on Union transports on the Mississippi River. On Feb. 19, a force of Union cavalry and mule-mounted infantry set out in pursuit. The Union troops drove off enemy pickets before encountering Confederate artillery at Amos Bayou. The combatants traded fire until Union canister forced the Confederates back. The U.S. soldiers crossed the bayou on home-made rafts, but darkness halted their pursuit. The next day, they found a 12-pound howitzer the Confederates had to leave behind.
HM NumberHM2194
Year Placed2013
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Desha County Historical Society, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
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Date Added Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 660246 N 3739408
Decimal Degrees33.78270000, -91.26925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 46.962', W 91° 16.155'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 46' 57.72" N, 91° 16' 9.3000000000001" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 128 Kelso Rd, Watson AR 71674, US
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