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

Shelby's Approach

 
 
Shelby's Approach Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
1. Shelby's Approach Marker
Inscription.  Approaching Marks Mills from the south General Joe Shelby's Missouri Division was ordered to move to the right in order to block the Marks Mills to Mt Elba Road preventing The Union forces from escaping across the Saline River.

Guided by William Marks Shelby's forces completed this detour and intersected the Mt Elba road 5 miles east of Marks Mills. A portion of his force proceeded east and engaged the Union guard at the Mt Elba and securing it for the Confederates. Meanwhile Shelby’s main force turned west to engage the Federal advance guard and forced them back into the main battle at Marks Mills.

Historians: Jimmy Boney, Doyle Taylor
 
Erected 2002 by Edgar & Sue Marks Colvin.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 33° 47.234′ N, 92° 14.845′ W. Marker is near New Edinburg, Arkansas, in Cleveland County. Marker is on Old Camden Road, 0.4 miles south of Marks Cemetery
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Road, on the right when traveling south. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cleveland County Battle of Mark's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle Had Begun! (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Marks' Mills / Marks Family Experience (approx. ¼ mile away); Witnesses to War (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Battle at Marks' Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Union Wagon Train Leaves Camden (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Battle of Marks' Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); New Edinburg Commercial Historic District (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Edinburg.
 
Shelby's Approach Marker looking south on Old Camden Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
2. Shelby's Approach Marker looking south on Old Camden Road.
Shelby's Approach Marker looking west. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
3. Shelby's Approach Marker looking west.
Battleground sign at top of Old Camden Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
4. Battleground sign at top of Old Camden Road.
 
 
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 242 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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