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St. Joe in Searcy County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Skirmish at Tomahawk

 
 
Skirmish at Tomahawk Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
1. Skirmish at Tomahawk Marker
Inscription.  On January 22, 1864, 527 Union soldiers of the First and Second Arkansas Cavalry and Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry (U.S.), with one mountain howitzer, fought Col. A.R. Witt's Confederates in St. Joe. The Confederates fell back after an initial skirmish to take position on high ground above Tomahawk Creek. The Missouri militia opened fire as the Arkansas troopers hit the Confederates flank, driving them from the field. Two or three Confederates were killed and four were wounded. Two Union men were slightly wounded in the combat.
 
Erected 2010 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, City of Saint Joe, Arkansas Humanities Council, Department of Arkansas Heritage, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: 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 January 22, 1864.
 
Location. 36° 1.794′ N, 92° 48.153′ W. Marker is in St.
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Joe, Arkansas, in Searcy County. Marker is on Highway 65 near County Road 404, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Saint Joe Historic Depot Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 US 65 South, Saint Joe AR 72675, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Rolling Prairie (approx. 12.2 miles away); Searcy County (approx. 12.7 miles away); Arkansas Peace Society / Federal Raids on Burrowville (approx. 12.7 miles away); Elton Britt (approx. 12.7 miles away); Devils Backbone Road Cut-Geology / Construction (approx. 14 miles away); South Mountain Scenic Overlook (approx. 14 miles away); In Memory of Corporal Charles L. Gilliland (approx. 15 miles away); Yellville In The Civil War / Troops Raised In Marion County (approx. 15 miles away).
 
Skirmish at Tomahawk Marker at the Saint Joe Historic Depot Museum. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
2. Skirmish at Tomahawk Marker at the Saint Joe Historic Depot Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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