The First Iowa Cavalry Charges Burning Reed's BridgeAs Gen. John Davidson saw flames erupting from the only bridge across Bayou Meto, he ordered Lt. Col. Daniel Anderson to take his First Iowa Cavalry Regiment and save the bridge, if possible. Anderson and his men thundered down the Memphis to Little Rock Road, but were met with a savage fire of artillery and musketry, blunting their assault and causing the bulk of the day's casualties for the Union. The First Iowa Cavalry lost one man killed and thirty-six wounded in the doomed charge on Reed's Bridge.
|Placed By||The Arkansas Humanities Council and the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the Arkansas Historic Preservation|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 580473 N 3856399|
|Decimal Degrees||34.84673333, -92.11976667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 50.804', W 92° 7.186'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 50' 48.24" N, 92° 7' 11.16" W|
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