Lick Creek Skirmish

Lick Creek Skirmish (HM219H)

Location: , AR Phillips County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 32.019', W 90° 46.134'

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After the Jan. 11, 1863, battle at Arkansas Post, Gen. Willis Gorman led troops from Helena on a raid up the White River. Col. Powell Clayton and 1,200 cavalrymen went to Big Creek west of Helena when a patrol of 25 men of the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry was sent back with messages. On arriving at Lick Creek, they found the bridge burned. As they forded the creek, around 200 Confederate horsemen attacked the patrol. The Wisconsin men, armed only with pistols, shot five or six attackers, but were quickly overrun. Only 5 of the 25 men made it to Helena.
HM NumberHM219H
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2014
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Delta Heritage Trail State Park, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
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Date Added Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 704758 N 3823589
Decimal Degrees34.53365000, -90.76890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 32.019', W 90° 46.134'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 32' 1.1399999999999" N, 90° 46' 8.04" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Delta Heritage Trail, AR , US
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