Malvern in Hot Spring County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Bridging the Ouachita River
After occupying Camden, the Union army used the pontoon bridge to span the Ouachita and ease access to the U.S. troops at Pine Bluff and Little Rock. After suffering severe losses at Poison Spring and Marks’ Mills, Steele abandoned Camden, taking the bridge up and rushing it forward to span the flooded Saline River at Jenkins’ Ferry on April 30. After a savage battle, the Union army crossed. The much-used bridge was in poor condition and the
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, City of Malvern, Ouachita River Park Commission, Center for Arkansas Culture and History in Education, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. (Marker Number 122.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Bridges & Viaducts • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission series list.
Location. 34° 22.912′ N, 92° 49.589′ W. Marker is in Malvern, Arkansas, in Hot Spring County. Marker is on Pavilion Road east of Martin Luther King Boulevard (Business U.S. 270), on the left when traveling east. Located at Malvern City Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pavilion Road, Malvern AR 72104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.