Little Rock FallsEarly in August of 1863 the Union Army began a march from Helena to Little Rock. Confederate troops, commanded by Major General Sterling Price, waited to defend the city primarily from the ridge north of the Arkansas River. But Federal forces out-flanked the outnumbered defenders. Confederate cavalry and artillery fought the Federals at Brownsville (near Lonoke), Reed's Bridge (near Jacksonville), Ashley's Mills and at the crossing of the Arkansas River (near Scott), and, on September 10, at the Battle of Bayou Fourche (a few miles southeast of Little Rock on Fourche Dam Pike near Pratt Remmel Park at I-440, Lindsey Road exit).
|Placed By||The American Battlefield Protection Program, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Rotary Club of Little Rock|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 567071 N 3845455|
|Decimal Degrees||34.74901667, -92.26721667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 44.941', W 92° 16.033'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 44' 56.46" N, 92° 16' 1.9800000000001" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Arkansas River Trail, Little Rock AR 72201, US|
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