Near New Edinburg in Cleveland County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
The Union Wagon Train Leaves Camden
The wagon train, commanded by Lt. Colonel Francis M. Drake, included 211 government wagons and was guarded by 3 regiments of infantry, 240 cavalry, and 4 pieces of artillery, in all some 1,600 men, not including 520 men of the 1st Iowa Veteran Volunteer Cavalry who were following the train home on furlough. Joining the train for protection were 50 to 75 private vehicles, cotton speculators, unionist refugees, sutlers, camp followers, and about 300 refugee slaves.
On April 24, upon learning that this large Union supply train had left Camden, Confederate Brigadier Generals James
Erected by the State of Arkansas.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1864.
Location. 33° 46.877′ N, 92° 15.41′ W. Marker is near New Edinburg, Arkansas, in Cleveland County. Marker is at the intersection of Arkansas Route 97 and Arkansas Route 8, on the left when traveling north on State Route 97. Located at the Marks' Mill Battleground 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 Battle at Marks' Mill (here, next to this marker); Witnesses to War (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Marks' Mill (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. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Edinburg.
Regarding The Union Wagon Train Leaves Camden.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.