Near St. Francis in Clay County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Chalk Bluff in the Civil War
Skirmish of May 15, 1862
At daybreak on May 15, 1862 Union troops seized the ferry, crossed the river under fire, captured the town and drove the Confederates into the woods.
Erected 1973 by Arkansas History Commission - Clay County Centennial Year.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1760.
Location. 36° 28.705′ N, 90° 9.799′ W. Marker is near St. Francis, Arkansas, in Clay County. Marker can be reached from County Road 347. Located at the start of a walking trail in Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piggott AR 72454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Chalk Bluff in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Chalk Bluff (within shouting Chalk Bluff Crossing and Town (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Chalk Bluff in the Civil War (about 700 feet away); The Battle at Chalk Bluff (approx. 0.7 miles away in Missouri).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,618 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.