Officers Killed / Union Wounded

Officers Killed / Union Wounded (HM2A1O)

Location: Leola, AR 72084 Grant County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 10.95', W 92° 35.232'

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Officers Killed

Gen. J.G. Walker's Texas Division made the final Confederate attack in the April 30, 1864, battle of Jenkins' Ferry. Its three brigades, led by Gen. William Read Scurry, Gen. Thomas N. Waul and Col. Horace Randal, charged the Union troops, who were protected by improvised fortifications, entering a field that allowed the U.S. soldiers to catch them in a cross fire. In the ensuing combat, both Scurry and Randal received mortal wounds, and Waul was also shot, though he stayed in the field until the battle ended and the Union army retreated.

Union Wounded

Many of the most seriously wounded Union soldiers were left behind after the battle of Jenkins' Ferry. William Nicholson, the surgeon of the 29th Iowa Infantry, and a pair of stewards stayed behind to care for them. Nicholson reported that Confederate soldiers killed several wounded men from the 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment. Dozens of other wounded Union soldiers were moved south to Confederate hospitals in Princeton, where many succumbed to their wounds, later being moved to the Little Rock National Cemetery, where they remain today.
HM NumberHM2A1O
Year Placed2015
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield, Arkansas Humanities Council, Department of Arkansas Heritage, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
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Date Added Monday, August 6th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 538039 N 3782468
Decimal Degrees34.18250000, -92.58720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.95', W 92° 35.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 57" N, 92° 35' 13.92" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Grant County Rd 6, Leola AR 72084, US
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