Fort Steele

Fort Steele (HM26T6)

Location: Little Rock, AR 72202 Pulaski County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 44.067', W 92° 16.817'

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After occupying Little Rock Sept. 10, 1863, Union officials made plans to fortify the capital city. Construction began Nov. 9 on a square redoubt which will command the city and all principal approaches. The resulting earthwork was named Fort Steele and it became the central point in a network of batteries and rifle pits built to defend Little Rock from Confederate attack. The fort, bristling with cannon and manned by veteran Union infantrymen, apparently did its job well, as Confederate forces never mounted an offensive to retake Little Rock.
HM NumberHM26T6
Year Placed2013
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Civil War Round Table of Arkansas, Inc., Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 13th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 565887 N 3843831
Decimal Degrees34.73445000, -92.28028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.067', W 92° 16.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 4.02" N, 92° 16' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)501
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1517 S Gaines St, Little Rock AR 72202, US
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