Action at Cotton Plant

Action at Cotton Plant (HM26TI)

Location: Cotton Plant, AR 72036 Woodruff County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 0.495', W 91° 15.493'

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After threatening Little Rock, the Union Army of the Southwest marched east toward Helena. On July 7, 1862, three miles north of here, around 1,000 Confederates of the 12th and 16th Texas Cavalry attacked Union soldiers protecting the main force after crossing the Cache River. The Texans fought around 600 troops from the 11th Wisconsin and 33rd Illinois Infantry for hours before Union reinforcements drove them from Parley Hills plantation. Union losses were 6 killed and 57 wounded. The Confederates lost 245 men, with at least 123 dead.
HM NumberHM26TI
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2011
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Dewey and Roberta Spencer Family, Cotton Plant Memorial Cemetery, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 13th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 658933 N 3875344
Decimal Degrees35.00825000, -91.25821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 0.495', W 91° 15.493'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 0' 29.7" N, 91° 15' 29.58" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 578 State Hwy 306, Cotton Plant AR 72036, US
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