The Confederates Burn Reed's Bridge Over Bayou MetoBayou Meto, "a steep-banked and miry stream," provided a natural barrier and defensive position for the Confederates on August 27, 1863. The primary means of crossing the bayou was Reed's Bridge on the Memphis to Little Rock Road. As the Confederates prepared for battle, Captain John Mhoon coated the bridge with tar and other flammable materials, in case the southern forces were forced to retreat to the south bank of Bayou Meto.
|Placed By||The Arkansas Humanities Council and the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the Arkansas Historic Preservation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 580259 N 3856074|
|Decimal Degrees||34.84381667, -92.12213333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 50.629', W 92° 7.328'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 50' 37.74" N, 92° 7' 19.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5021 AR-161, Jacksonville AR 72076, US|
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