Ozark in Franklin County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Skirmishes at Roseville
On March 29, 1864, troops of the 30th Texas Cavalry and local partisans attacked the Union post at Roseville south of here, burning 133 bales of cotton and two cotton gins. They returned in force on May 4 and drove the defending troops of the 2nd and 6th Kansas Cavalry back to their cotton-bale barricades where they made a stubborn stand, repelling the attacking Texans in a severe engagement. The Texans lost about 10 dead and 20 wounded while the Kansans lost 6 dead and 14 injured. The Confederates moved south and the Kansans headed to Ozark.
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Main Street Ozark, Arkansas Humanities Council/National Endowment for the Humanities, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. (Marker Number 120.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 29, 1864.
Location. 35° 29.1′ N, 93° 49.494′ W. Marker is in Ozark, Arkansas, in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 East River Street, Ozark AR 72949, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of our Friends Lost in Korea, Vietnam & Iraq (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I - Lest We Forget - World War II (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin County Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eiffel Tower Park (approx. 14.3 miles away); Skirmish at Haguewood Prairie (approx. 15.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Skirmishes at Roseville. Encyclopedia of Arkansas entry (Submitted on July 9, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.