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Near Chidester in Ouachita County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ouachita County Poison Springs Battlefield

 
 
Ouachita County Poison Springs Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2022
1. Ouachita County Poison Springs Battlefield Marker
Inscription.  The Poison Springs Battle Ground, less than three miles westward, was the scene of an important action contributing to the retreat of the Federal Army under General Steele from Camden and south Arkansas to Little Rock. A surprise attack by the Confederates. April 18, 1864, caused serious loss to the northern forces in men, needed food supplies, and live stock, with only slight loss to the southern forces. It immediately preceded the very bloody battle at Jenkins Ferry on the Saline River.
 
Erected 1936 by 1936 by 1836 Arkansas Centennial Comm., Arkansas History Comm. 1936. (Marker Number D-28.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 18, 1864.
 
Location. 33° 38.328′ N, 93° 0.24′ W. Marker is near Chidester, Arkansas, in Ouachita County. Marker is on Arkansas Route 76, 0.2 miles east of County Road 175, on the right when traveling east. Located in front of Poison Springs Battleground
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State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chidester AR 71726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Order of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Civil War Battle of Poison Spring - April 18, 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); Forage Party Routed! (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Kansas (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Forage Party Departs Camden April 17, 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate and Federal Forces Engage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Poison Springs. (within shouting distance of this marker); Engagement at Poison Springs (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chidester.
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Arkansas - Engagement at Poison Spring. Part of the Camden Expedition. (Submitted on June 27, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Marker near entrance to the Poison Springs Battleground State Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2022
2. Marker near entrance to the Poison Springs Battleground State Park.
Entrance sign at Poison Springs Battleground State Park. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2022
3. Entrance sign at Poison Springs Battleground State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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