Chidester in Ouachita County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
The Battle of Poison Springs.
Fought near here
April 18, 1864.
Erected 1929 by Grinstead Chap. U.D.C. Camden Ark.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 18, 1864.
Location. 33° 38.327′ N, 93° 0.264′ W. Marker is in 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 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. Confederate and Federal Forces Engage (a few steps from this marker); Forage Party Routed! (a few steps from this marker); Federal Forage Party Departs Camden April 17, 1864 (a few steps from this marker); The First Kansas (a few steps from this marker); Order of Battle (a few steps from this marker); The Civil War Battle of Poison Spring - April 18, 1864 Ouachita County Poison Springs Battlefield (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. A National Landmark. (Submitted on August 4, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2022, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.