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

The Battle Had Begun!

 
 
The Battle Had Begun! Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
1. The Battle Had Begun! Marker
Inscription.  
Facts
After getting in the neighborhood of the supply train Gen. Shelby was ordered on the road leading to Mount Elba to intercept the train and attack the front. Cabell's Brigade moved up to the road leading direct to Marks' Mills. As they moved down the Marks' Mills Road the enemys pickets were soon encountered. The thundering of the on-coming train was distinctly heard

The Battle Had Begun!

The driver of the first wagon of the Union train was killed near this spot
 
Erected 2003 by Edgar and Sue Marks Colvin.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 33° 47.109′ N, 92° 14.872′ W. Marker is near New Edinburg, Arkansas, in Cleveland County. Marker is on Old Camden Road, half a mile south of Marks Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling east. Located at Marks' Mills Battleground. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Old Camden Road, New Edinburg AR 71660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cleveland County Battle of Mark's Mill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shelby's Approach (about 800 feet away); Battle of Marks' Mills / Marks Family Experience (approx. ¼ mile away); Witnesses to War (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle at Marks' Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Union Wagon Train Leaves Camden (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle of Marks' Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Edinburg Commercial Historic District (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Edinburg.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Marks' Mills. (Submitted on August 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
The Battle Had Begun! Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
2. The Battle Had Begun! Marker
Earlier "The Battle Had Begun!" marker with same wording from 1996. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
3. Earlier "The Battle Had Begun!" marker with same wording from 1996.
Located to left side of main marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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