Union Troops Cross Arkansas River to Capture Little RockNorth of where you are standing, Union troops on September 10, 1863, constructed a wooden pontoon bridge across the Arkansas River allowing Union Brigadier General John W. Davidson's cavalry division to proceed to Little Rock. Major General Frederick Steele's Union forces continued advancing to Little Rock north of the river. In front of you, Willow Beach Lake occupies part of the old river channel where Union troops made the crossing under protective artillery fire. Across the lake near the present water tower, Confederates with artillery unsuccessfully engaged the Union forces to try to prevent them from crossing.
|Placed By||The American Battlefield Protection Program, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the North Little Rock Volunteers for Improvement and Preservation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 580499 N 3842291|
|Decimal Degrees||34.71951667, -92.12083333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 43.171', W 92° 7.25'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 43' 10.26" N, 92° 7' 15" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14116-14198 Willow Beach Rd, North Little Rock AR 72117, US|
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