Jacksonville in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
The Brigade Moved Forward
The Opening Movements of the Battle of Reed's Bridge
"They pushed forward their columns impetuously until, coming upon the main body of our skirmishers, a roar of musketry sent death crippling through their ranks, completely breaking up their lines for the time in dismay and confusion."
-Col. B. Frank Gordon C.S.A.
"When they charged near enough these men with drums beat the charge and the rebs thought ten thousand infantry was on them...After this the Genl Sat on his horse and laughed to see them run at the trick he played on them." -Frances Marion Emmons
-Seventh Missouri Cavalry (U.S.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 27, 1863.
Location. 34° 51.127′ N, 92° 6.801′ 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 of this marker. They Passed This Way (here, next to this marker); The Trail of Tears through Jacksonville (a few steps from this marker); The Memphis to Little Rock Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Reed's Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Shared Gray Jacob Gray (within shouting distance of this marker); Memphis Military Road (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.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Battle of Bayou Meto (aka Reed's Bridge). (Submitted on April 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.