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Helena in Phillips County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battery B

 
 
Battery B Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. Battery B Marker
Inscription.  Union guns emplaced on this hill defended Old St. Francis Road, the approach used by CSA General Marmaduke's Division, consisting of the 1st Brigade under Col. Shelby and Col. G.W. Thompson and the 2nd Brigade under Col. Colton Greene, in their attack on Helena, July 4, 1863. Felled timbers obstructing the road forced the cavalrymen to dismount and advance on foot to be halted by the 29th Iowa and guns of Battery A. On CSA General Holmes' orders, Marmaduke withdrew his command at 11 A.M. with 67 casualties.
 
Erected 1963 by the Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 32.019′ N, 90° 35.859′ W. Marker is in Helena, Arkansas, in Phillips County. Marker is on Walker Street east of South Summit, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Helena AR 72342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery A (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Patterson (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Confederates Attack Fort Curtis
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(approx. half a mile away); The Battle of Helena (approx. half a mile away); Russwurm Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Their Guns Pounded Graveyard Hill (approx. half a mile away); Coming to the Aid of Fort Curtis (approx. half a mile away); Fort Curtis (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helena.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Civil War batteries of Helena. (Submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Battery B Marker at hill mentioned. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. Battery B Marker at hill mentioned.
The view west towards South Summit. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
3. The view west towards South Summit.
General's John Sappington Marmaduke and Theophilus H. Holmes. image. Click for full size.
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4. General's John Sappington Marmaduke and Theophilus H. Holmes.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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