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Carlisle in Lonoke County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Action at Ashley's Station

 
 
Action at Ashley's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
1. Action at Ashley's Station Marker
Inscription. On Aug. 24, 1864, Confederate Gen. J.O. Shelby and his men, wearing captured Union uniforms, attacked a series of forts protecting hay-cutting operations between modern-day Carlisle and Hazen. Confederate artillery blasted the forts held by the 54th Illinois Infantry and 1st Nebraska Cavalry. As fresh Union troops arrived from DeValls Bluff, Shelby’s men captured the forts’ defenders while tearing up railroad tracks and destroying hay-cutting machines. The Confederates held off the reinforcements and left with 577 prisoners, losing only 173 casualties.
 
Erected 2014 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Bill and Sharon Arnold Family Foundation, In Memory of Rick Meadows, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 90.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 46.954′ N, 91° 44.808′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Arkansas, in Lonoke County. Marker is at the intersection of South Court Street and West Durkee Street, on the right when traveling south on South Court Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Court Street, Carlisle AR 72024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Joseph Orville "Jo" Shelby image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
2. Joseph Orville "Jo" Shelby
At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William H. Fuller (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hicks' Station in the Civil War (approx. 7.2 miles away); Senator Joe T Robinson (approx. 8.7 miles away); A Gun for All Reasons (approx. 8.7 miles away); Lonoke County Confederate Monument (approx. 8.7 miles away); Lonoke Landmarks (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Arkansas article on the Action at Ashley's Station. (Submitted on August 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Area view of Action at Ashley's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2016
3. Area view of Action at Ashley's Station Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on August 3, 2016.
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