The Brigade Moved Forward

The Brigade Moved Forward (HM2727)

Location: Jacksonville, AR 72076 Pulaski County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 51.127', W 92° 6.801'

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The Opening Movements of the Battle of Reed's Bridge

The first action of the Battle of Reed's Bridge occurred east
of where you are standing when 125 Missouri Confederates
opened fire on Brigadier General John Wynn Davidson's
Union cavalry division at about 11 a.m. on August 27, 1863.
The Federals drove the stubborn Confederates back toward
their main line of defense southeast of here. After Davidson
fooled his opponents by having drums beat to indicate the
presence of Union infantry, the Southerners fell back across Bayou Meto, burning Reed's Bridge behind them.

"They pushed forward their columns impetuously until, coming upon the main body of our skirmishers, a roar of musketry sent death crippling through their ranks, completely breaking up their lines for the time in dismay and confusion."
-Col. B. Frank Gordon C.S.A.

"When they charged near enough these men with drums beat the charge and the rebs thought ten thousand infantry was on them...After this the Genl Sat on his horse and laughed to see them
run at the trick he played on them."

-Frances Marion Emmons
-Seventh Missouri Cavalry (U.S.)
HM NumberHM2727
Placed ByThe Arkansas Humanities Council and the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the Arkansas Historic Preservation
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Date Added Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 581054 N 3857001
Decimal Degrees34.85211667, -92.11335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 51.127', W 92° 6.801'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 51' 7.6200000000001" N, 92° 6' 48.06" W
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Area Code(s)501
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 420 AR-294, Jacksonville AR 72076, US
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