Fort Curtis

Fort Curtis (HMZ1B)

Location: Helena-West Helena, AR 72342 Phillips County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 31.742', W 90° 35.435'

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In August 1862 the Union forces occupying Helena erected on this site a redoubt of earth and timbers to serve as the key to the city's defenses. For Curtis, named for the Union general in command at the time of construction, was one of five fortified positions which enabled Union soldiers to repulse a Confederate attack on July 4, 1863, designed to recapture the city and relieve the siege at Vicksburg. On the day of the attack 4,129 Union officers and men, under General Prentiss, were positioned in and around the fort against 7,648 Confederate troops under General Holmes.
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HM NumberHMZ1B
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Year Placed1963
Placed ByErected by the Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 12:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 721139 N 3823453
Decimal Degrees34.52903333, -90.59058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 31.742', W 90° 35.435'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 31' 44.52" N, 90° 35' 26.10" W
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Area Code(s)870
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-699 Perry St, Helena-West Helena AR 72342, US
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