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Cotton Plant in Woodruff County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Battle of Cache River or Cotton Plant

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. The Battle of Cache River or Cotton Plant Marker
Inscription.  July 7, 1862, the 11th Wisconsin Infantry of the Federals, commanded by Colonel Hovey, met the Confederate Texas Cavalry commanded by General Rust at Hills Plantation and engaged in a bitter fight.

The Battle of Cache River or Cotton Plant is conceded by the Federals to have been one of the most remarkable and hard fought battles of the War Between the States.
 
Erected by Cotton Plant Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 7, 1862.
 
Location. 35° 0.273′ N, 91° 15.17′ W. Marker is in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, in Woodruff County. Marker is on West Main Street (Arkansas Route 38) east of Elm, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 279 West Main Street, Cotton Plant AR 72036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodruff County Courthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Action at Cotton Plant
The Battle of Cache River or Cotton Plant Marker located at the Cotton Plant Post Office. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. The Battle of Cache River or Cotton Plant Marker located at the Cotton Plant Post Office.
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); American Legion Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); 100 West Cyprus Street (approx. 8.8 miles away); 1921 Brass Bell (approx. 8.8 miles away); Louis Jordan (approx. 8.8 miles away); Willie Cobbs (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Regarding The Battle of Cache River or Cotton Plant. Also known as the Action at Hill's Plantation or the Action at Round Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Cotton Plant. (Submitted on April 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Union Brigadier General Charles Edward Hovey / Confederate Brigadier General Albert Rust image. Click for full size.
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3. Union Brigadier General Charles Edward Hovey / Confederate Brigadier General Albert Rust
Rust eventually lost his command based upon questions regarding his loyalty to the Confederate cause; he had become an outspoken and bold critic of the Confederate government, regularly expressing Unionist sentiments.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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