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Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle of Massard Prairie

 
 
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By Michael Manning, April 18, 2011
1. Battle of Massard Prairie Marker
Inscription. On July 27, 1864 Confederates led by Gen. Richard M. Gano surprised an outpost of the Sixth Kansas Cavalry at nearby Caldwell's Place. The Federal force was routed with a loss of 25 killed and wounded, 127 prisoners and much equipment. The Confederates lost 34 men.
 
Erected 1976 by United Daughters of the Confederacy, Varina Jefferson Chapter 252, Fort Smith, Arkansas.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 35° 18.683′ N, 94° 22.876′ W. Marker is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastian County. Marker is on Morgans Way 0.1 miles west of Red Pine Drive. Click for map. To reach Massard Prairie Battlefield Park travel south on Red Pine Drive from Geren Road. At the end of Red Pine Drive turn right on Morgans Way. The battlefield park is directly ahead. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Smith AR 72908, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The New Theatre in 1911 (approx. 5.5 miles away); Great Cyclone at Fort Smith (approx. 5.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial Carillon (approx. 5.7 miles away); William O. Darby
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By Michael Manning, April 18, 2011
2. Battle of Massard Prairie Marker
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (approx. 5.7 miles away); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 5.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Smith.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Civil
 
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By Michael Manning, April 18, 2011
3. Battle of Massard Prairie Marker
 
 
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