Near Osceola in Mississippi County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Battle of Plum Run Bend
On May 10, 1862, Confederates defeated the Union navy in one of only two Civil War gunboat fleet engagements on the Mississippi River, ramming and sinking two Union ironclads, Cincinnati and Mound City. A reinforced Union armada routed the outnumbered Rebels a month later, however, downriver at the Battle of Memphis.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1874.
Location. 35° 39.297′ N, 89° 55.517′ W. Marker is near Osceola, Arkansas, in Mississippi County. Marker is on State Highway 198 when traveling east. Located at the Sans Souci Landing parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Osceola AR 72370, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fighting Near Osceola (a few steps from this marker); Osceola Hornets (a few steps from this marker); Mark Twain's Plum Point Landing & Overlook (within shouting distance of this marker); Sans Souci (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi River Levee (within shouting distance of this marker); Calvary Episcopal ChurchPlanters Bank Building (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bank of Osceola (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Osceola.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Pillow naval battle. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Battle of Plum Point Bend. Civil War Talk website entry (Submitted on August 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,254 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.