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Near Hardy in Sharp County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battles of Martin Creek and Morgan's Mill

 
 
Battles of Martin Creek and Morgan's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By P. A. Miller, April 20, 2009
1. Battles of Martin Creek and Morgan's Mill Marker
Inscription.  Near this place, on February 8, 1864, Union and Confederate forces engaged in a 12 mile running battle that ranged from the old Morgan's Mill on Spring River up and across Martin's Creek along the old Indian trail that ran from Memphis to Springfield. The Federals, consisting of the 11th Missouri Cavalry; 4th Arkansas Mounted Infantry, and 1st Nebraska Cavalry under the command of Col. Robert R. Livingston, crossed the Spring River and engaged the Confederate forces Freeman's Regiment, Missouri Cavalry under the command of Col. Thomas R. Freeman. The junior officers in charge of the engagement were Capt. M.H. Wolfe of Fristoe's Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Capt. Joseph B. Love and Capt. Mau V. Shaver's cavalry regiments under Col. Freeman's Command who led most of the charges against Colonel John W. Stephens of the 11th Missouri Cavalry, 1st Nebraska Cavalry under the command of Captain T.J. Majors as well as eight men from the 4th Arkansas Mounted Infantry.

Confederate forces out numbered the Federals and gained the advantage on the Baker Farm and ran the Federal Forces back where Hardy is today. This was a clear Confederate victory.
Battles of Martin Creek and Morgan's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, September 25, 2016
2. Battles of Martin Creek and Morgan's Mill Marker
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Casualties: U.S. 6 killed, 8 wounded, and C.S. 22 killed with several wounded.
 
Erected by North East Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trails Committee & Sharp County Historical Society Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1781.
 
Location. 36° 16.474′ N, 91° 21.031′ W. Marker is near Hardy, Arkansas, in Sharp County. Marker is on U.S. 63/412. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hardy AR 72542, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sharp County Court House (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Men of the 7th AR Volunteer Infantry Regiment CSA (approx. 13.7 miles away); The Civil War in Lawrence County / Skirmishes in Lawrence County (approx. 13.7 miles away); Skirmish Near Smithville / Capt. Wiley C. Jones (approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Morgan's Mill image. Click for full size.
By P. A. Miller, April 20, 2009
3. Morgan's Mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2011, by P. A. Miller of Richmond, California. This page has been viewed 1,432 times since then and 102 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2011, by P. A. Miller of Richmond, California. Photos:   1. submitted on October 26, 2011, by P. A. Miller of Richmond, California.   2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3. submitted on October 26, 2011, by P. A. Miller of Richmond, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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