Chalk Bluff in the Civil War

Chalk Bluff in the Civil War (HM2PE)

Location: Piggott, AR 72454 Clay County
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 28.717', W 90° 9.809'

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Raids of March-April 1863

On March 10, 1863 Union cavalry captured the ferry after a three-hour fight. They burned buildings and stores of corn in Chalk Bluff and destroyed a large uncompleted ferry boat. Two weeks later on March 24 Union cavalry returned to Chalk Bluff and pursued retreating Confederates as far as Scatterville south of present day Piggott.

On April 20 confederate cavalry surprised and routed a Union encampment across the river from Chalk Bluff.
HM NumberHM2PE
Year Placed1973
Placed ByArkansas History Commission - Clay County Centennial Year
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 3:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 754125 N 4040777
Decimal Degrees36.47861667, -90.16348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 28.717', W 90° 9.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 28' 43.02" N, 90° 9' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)870
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2978-2998 Co Rd 347, Piggott AR 72454, US
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