Near Leola in Grant County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Officers Killed / Union Wounded
Gen. J.G. Walker’s Texas Division made the final Confederate attack in the April 30, 1864, battle of Jenkins’ Ferry. Its three brigades, led by Gen. William Read Scurry, Gen. Thomas N. Waul and Col. Horace Randal, charged the Union troops, who were protected by improvised fortifications, entering a field that allowed the U.S. soldiers to catch them in a cross fire. In the ensuing combat, both Scurry and Randal received mortal wounds, and Waul was also shot, though he stayed in the field until the battle ended and the Union army retreated.
Many of the most seriously wounded Union soldiers were left behind after the battle of Jenkins’ Ferry. William Nicholson, the surgeon of the 29th Iowa Infantry, and a pair of stewards stayed behind to care for them. Nicholson reported that Confederate soldiers killed several wounded men from the 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment. Dozens of other wounded Union soldiers were moved south to Confederate hospitals in Princeton, where many succumbed to their wounds, later being moved to the Little Rock
Erected 2015 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield, Arkansas Humanities Council, Department of Arkansas Heritage, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. (Marker Number 115.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Science & Medicine • 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 April 30, 1864.
Location. 34° 10.95′ N, 92° 35.232′ W. Marker is near Leola, Arkansas, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of Arkansas Route 46 and County Road 6, on the right when traveling south on State Route 46. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leola AR 72084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Guesses Creek (approx. 3 miles away); Red River Campaign (approx. 3 miles away); Jenkins Ferry / Pontoon Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); General Samuel Rice / Confederate Cannons Captured (approx. 3 miles away); Battle of Jenkins' Ferry (approx. 3.1 miles away); Refugee Children / Supplies Destroyed (approx. 4.9 miles away); TulipOld Tulip School House (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leola.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.