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

Battle of Brownsville

 
 
Battle of Brownsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. Battle of Brownsville Marker
Inscription. On August 25, 1863 U.S. and Confederate Cavalry clashed near here. The initial battle involving approximately 7,000 men occurred east of the town. After a brief artillery duel, Col. Geiger's US troopers forced the retreat of Gen. Marmaduke's CS force. Marmaduke formed new battlelines 6 miles to the west. The Union advance was repulsed, but the Confederates were forced to retreat. In less than 3 weeks the Union advance on Little Rock ended in success.
 
Erected by Lonoke County Historical Commission.
 
Location. 34° 48.919′ N, 91° 52.772′ W. Marker is near Lonoke, Arkansas, in Lonoke County. Marker is at the intersection of Arkansas Route 31 and Flynt Lane, on the right when traveling north on State Route 31. Touch for map. Located at Brownsville Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Lonoke AR 72086, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Little Rock Campaign - Brownsville (here, next to this marker); Hicks' Station in the Civil War (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lonoke County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lonoke Landmarks (approx. 2.4 miles
The Battle of Brownsville marker looking in direction of initial skirmish. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. The Battle of Brownsville marker looking in direction of initial skirmish.
Marker located at the Brownsville Cemetery
away); Senator Joe T Robinson (approx. 2.4 miles away); A Gun for All Reasons (approx. 2.4 miles away); William H. Fuller (approx. 7.8 miles away); Action at Ashley's Station (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lonoke.
 
Regarding Battle of Brownsville. During August, Confederate cavalry had repeatedly engaged the advance cavalry of Steele's army under Brig. Gen. John W. Davidson east of Little Rock, considerably delaying Union progress. In one six-day period Davidson only advanced eighteen miles in the face of the stubborn Rebel defenders. On August 25, 1863 on the prairie east of Brownsville Marmaduke's outnumbered Confederate troopers battled Davidson's cavalry Confederate forces fell back through Brownsville, then having a population of 2,500, to a position west of the town late in the day.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Brownsville marker looking north on Arkansas Highway 31. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
3. Battle of Brownsville marker looking north on Arkansas Highway 31.
Another marker about the skirmish
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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