Skirmish at Tomahawk

Skirmish at Tomahawk (HM2M6R)

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N 36° 1.794', W 92° 48.153'

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On January 22, 1864, 527 Union soldiers of the First and Second Arkansas Cavalry and Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry (U.S.), with one mountain howitzer, fought Col. A.R. Witt's Confederates in St. Joe. The Confederates fell back after an initial skirmish to take position on high ground above Tomahawk Creek. The Missouri militia opened fire as the Arkansas troopers hit the Confederates flank, driving them from the field. Two or three Confederates were killed and four were wounded. Two Union men were slightly wounded in the combat.
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HM NumberHM2M6R
Series This marker is part of the series
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, City of Saint Joe, Arkansas Humanities Council, Department of Arkansas Heritage, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 8:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 517788 N 3987282
Decimal Degrees36.02990000, -92.80255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 1.794', W 92° 48.153'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 1' 47.64" N, 92° 48' 9.1799999999999" W
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