Confederates Stop Union AdvanceLooking northwest fifty yards to your left, the old military road crossed Bayou Meto over Reed's Bridge. Confederate troops fell back to this location from the August 25, 1863, Brownsville skirmish to establish a strong position to stop the Union advance on Little Rock. Early on the morning of August 27, Confederate skirmishers and sharpshooters engaged Union troops advancing from Brownsville along the military road until Confederate artillery opened fire on the Federals. Both sides claimed victory, with the Confederates retiring to Little Rock and the Federals to Brownsville.
|Placed By||The American Battlefield Protection Program, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Jacksonville Sertoma Club|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 580232 N 3856046|
|Decimal Degrees||34.84356667, -92.12243333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 50.614', W 92° 7.346'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 50' 36.84" N, 92° 7' 20.76" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5021-5837 AR-161, Jacksonville AR 72076, US|
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