“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Cane Hill in Washington County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)

The Battle of Cane Hill Arkansas

Battle of Cane Hill Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Macoubrie, May 2006
1. Battle of Cane Hill Arkansas Marker
Inscription. Late in November 1862, Gen. John S. Marmaduke with 2,000 cavalry occupied Cane Hill Ridge. Gen. James G. Blunt with 5,000 cavalry and infantry and 30 pieces of artillery met them at dawn Nov. 28, 1862. Retreating slowly, making stands at Boonsboro and Russellville, fighting a rear guard action, Marmaduke drew the Union Army into a narrow defile on the Cove Creek Road. This battle raged for nine hours over 15 miles of timber and brush roads. As night fell, Marmaduke withdrew toward Van Buren. Blunt returned to Cane Hill.
Erected by Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commision.
Location. 35° 54.533′ N, 94° 23.787′ W. Marker is near Cane Hill, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker is on Arkansas Route 45 just north of Patterson Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canehill AR 72717, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington County Cane Hill College (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); West Battlefield Overlook (approx. 7 miles away); Hindman Hall Museum (approx. 7 miles away); General Shaver's Headquarters (approx. 7.1 miles away); Battlefield Park (approx. 7.1 miles away); Battle of Prairie Grove (approx. 7.1 miles away); March of the Armies (approx. 7.1 miles away).
Also see . . .  Battle of Cane Hill - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 19, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Robert Macoubrie of Lenexa, Kansas. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 86 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Robert Macoubrie of Lenexa, Kansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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