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Maysville in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle of Maysville

Or the Battle of Old Fort Wayne

 
 
Battle of Maysville Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Manning, April 21, 2011
1. Battle of Maysville Marker
Inscription. Occured on Oct. 22. While Gen. James G. Blunt was encamped on the old Pea Ridge battlefield, word came that Gen. Douglas H. Cooper and Col. Stand Watie's Indian regiment were at old Fort Wayne across the line from Maysville. On Oct. 20 he advanced his 2nd and 3rd brigades to Bentonville. On Oct. 21, they moved toward Maysville. Crossing the prairie they found the Confederates lined up on the edge of some timber a quarter mile from the town. Before this superior force they retreated in disorder followed by the 6th Kansas Cavalry and the 3rd Cherokee regiment for seven miles.
 
Location. 36° 24.239′ N, 94° 36.124′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is on Arkansas Route 43 near Arkansas Route 72, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maysville AR 72747, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Walker (approx. 1.9 miles away); Stand Watie (approx. 8.6 miles away in Oklahoma).
 
More about this marker. This Arkansas marker is the only one still standing describing the Battle of Old Fort Wayne. The Oklahoma Historical Society marker has been missing since at least 2010. I have included a photograph of that marker. It originally stood at: 36.423436N and 94.627495W, along SR 20 in Oklahoma, approximately five miles from the Maysville marker.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Fort Wayne Photo, Click for full size
By Unknown
2. Fort Wayne
This marker had been removed prior to 2010. Locals state that a drunk driver hit it back in 2009.
Main Battle Area looking NE Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Manning, April 21, 2011
3. Main Battle Area looking NE
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 731 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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