March of the Armies

March of the Armies (HMNKK)

Location: Prairie Grove, AR 72753 Washington County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 59.013', W 94° 18.624'

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December 3-7, 1862

General Hindman on the Arkansas River planned to drive General Blunt's Federal army out of northwest Arkansas. The Confederate army left Van Buren on December 3. Enroute north, Hindman learned that Blunt had called for help from General Herron at Wilson's Creek, Mo., and that the latter was already on the march. Hindman decided to bypass Blunt at Cane Hill and march to intercept Herron. Herron's army made a forced march of 100 miles in 3 days and ran into the Confederate advance early on the morning of Sunday, December 7. The Confederates established themselves on this ridge, facing northeast. Herron crossed the Illinois River and attacked. Meanwhile Blunt at Cane Hill learned that the Confederate army had bypassed him, so he marched his army to Rhea's Mill, then approached the battle from the northwest, arriving on the field at 2 P.M. Darkness finally halted the bitterly-fought battle. During the night, Hindman's army, low on supplies and ammunition, withdrew south to Van Buren.
Placed ByState of Arkansas
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 8:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 381869 N 3982917
Decimal Degrees35.98355000, -94.31040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 59.013', W 94° 18.624'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 59' 0.78" N, 94° 18' 37.44" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 514 Co Rd 80, Prairie Grove AR 72753, US
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