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Near Prescott in Nevada County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Skirmishes at Prairie D'Ane

 
 
Skirmishes at Prairie D'Ane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
1. Skirmishes at Prairie D'Ane Marker
Inscription. Gen. Sterling Price’s Confederate army held strong earthworks on the western edge of Prairie D’Ane when Gen. Frederick Steele’s Union troops approached on April 10, 1864, and dug their own trenches. After heavy fighting on the 10th, the combatants shelled each other and skirmished, while many men rested or hunted to extend tight rations. On April 12, Steele’s men advanced, only to find the Confederates had fallen back toward Washington. Steele abandoned his advance to Shreveport, La., and turned his hungry army toward Camden, which they reached April 15.
 
Erected 2012 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; Nevada County Depot and Museum; Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 45.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.637′ N, 93° 25.659′ W. Marker is near Prescott, Arkansas, in Nevada County. Marker is on Blevins Road (U.S. 371) west of Interstate 30, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the parking lot of the TA Travel Center. Marker is in this post office area: Prescott AR 71857, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Marker in Front of TA Travel Center image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
2. Marker in Front of TA Travel Center
At least 1 other marker is within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Jefferson Clinton (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Skirmish at Prairie D'Ane. From The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. (Submitted on August 7, 2016.) 

2. Battle of Prairie D'Ane - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 7, 2016.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Skirmishes at Prairie D'Ane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
3. Skirmishes at Prairie D'Ane Marker
Access ramps for Interstate 30 in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on August 7, 2016.
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