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Near New Edinburg in Cleveland County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Battle of Marks' Mill

 
 
The Battle of Marks' Mill Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
1. The Battle of Marks' Mill Marker (front)
Inscription.  
Front
Fought here on April 25, 1864
was a complete Confederate victory
General James F. Fagan's Division of Confederate
cavalry surprised and captured a Union supply
train of 2000 men and 240 wagonloads of supplies.
General Powell Clayton, Union Commander, narrowly
escaped capture by flight with small detachment.

Rear
Erected to the memory of
Capt. Richard Tunstall Banks
serving under Gen. James Fagan
at the Battle of Marks' Mill
by his son
A. Burton Banks
his grandsons
1st Lt. Lawrence Banks
141st Machine Gun Bn., 39th Div., World War I
Major Richard Holmes Banks
Army Air Forces, World War II
Robert Theodore Banks
his great-grandsons
George Banks Collins
Richard Lawrence Collins
Captain Richard Tunstall Banks engaged in
Battles of Wilson's Creek, Shiloh, Corinth,
Vicksburg, Marks' Mill, Jenkins Ferry.

 
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Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Civil. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
 
Location. 33° 46.862′ N, 92° 15.415′ W. Marker is near New Edinburg, Arkansas, in Cleveland County. Memorial is at the intersection of Arkansas Route 8 and Arkansas Route 97, on the left when traveling south on State Route 8. Located at Marks' Mill State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Edinburg AR 71660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Union Wagon Train Leaves Camden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle at Marks' Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Witnesses to War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle Had Begun! (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cleveland County Battle of Mark's Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Shelby's Approach (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Marks' Mills / Marks Family Experience (approx. 0.8 miles away); New Edinburg Commercial Historic District (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Edinburg.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Marks' Mill. (Submitted on August 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
The Battle of Marks' Mill Marker (rear) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
2. The Battle of Marks' Mill Marker (rear)
View of marker at the Marks' Mill State Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
3. View of marker at the Marks' Mill State Park.
Marks' Mill Battleground State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
4. Marks' Mill Battleground State Park
View from marker south towards New Edinburg. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
5. View from marker south towards New Edinburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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