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Jacksonville in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle of Reed's Bridge

 
 
Battle of Reed's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. Battle of Reed's Bridge Marker
Inscription.  On August 27, 1863 the Federal army was advancing along the Military Road toward Little Rock when its Cavalry Division of 6,000 men under Gen. John W. Davidson attempted a crossing here and was met by a Confederate force of 4,000 under Gen. John S. Marmaduke. After burning the bridge the Confederates defended the crossing under heavy fire throughout the day, Several attempts at crossing failed and the Federals withdrew at sunset and two days later crossed the Bayou five miles southward. Little Rock ultimately fell on September 10, 1863.
 
Erected 1970 by Jacksonville Jaycees.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 34° 51.131′ N, 92° 6.819′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Trickey Lane and Military Road. Located within Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Trickey Lane, Jacksonville AR 72076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Battle of Reed's Bridge Marker on left of the three. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. Battle of Reed's Bridge Marker on left of the three.
of this marker. Shared Gray     Jacob Gray (here, next to this marker); Memphis Military Road (a few steps from this marker); The Brigade Moved Forward (within shouting distance of this marker); They Passed This Way (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memphis to Little Rock Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trail of Tears through Jacksonville (within shouting distance of this marker); A Gallant Charge (approx. half a mile away); Brother Against Brother (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
More about this marker. This marker previously was located about a mile southwest of here, near Reed's Bridge Battlefield, on Arkansas Route 161 (South First Street).
 
Regarding Battle of Reed's Bridge. Also known as the Battle of Bayou Meto.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Reed's Bridge. (Submitted on April 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Other markers located at Heritage Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
3. Other markers located at Heritage Park.
Portion of the Battlefield of Reed's Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
4. Portion of the Battlefield of Reed's Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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