Van Buren Raid

Van Buren Raid (HM297D)

Location: Van Buren, AR 72956 Crawford County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 26.143', W 94° 21.573'

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After the Dec. 7, 1862, Battle of Prairie Grove, the Union Frontier Division set out to strike Confederate forces on the Arkansas River. On Dec. 27, 8,000 Union troops headed south through the Boston Mountains. They hit Van Buren on Dec. 28 and opened fire with their cannon, some of which may have been placed at the Drennen-Scott House. Confederate guns responded from Fort Smith, and the artillery dueled until sunset. The Confederates abandoned Fort Smith that night. The Federals burned boats and supplies and headed north, joined by former slaves.
HM NumberHM297D
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2015
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Drennen-Scott Historic Site (UA-Fort Smith), Arkansas Humanities Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 9th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 376596 N 3922213
Decimal Degrees35.43571667, -94.35955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 26.143', W 94° 21.573'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 26' 8.58" N, 94° 21' 34.38" W
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Area Code(s)479
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 N 3rd St, Van Buren AR 72956, US
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