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Maysville in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Battle of Maysville

 
 
The Battle of Maysville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, April 21, 2011
1. The Battle of Maysville Marker
Inscription.  Occurred on Oct. 22, 1862. While Gen. James G. Blunt was encamped on the old Pea Ridge battlefield, word came that Gen. Douglas H. Cooper and Col. Stand Watie's Indian regiment were at old Fort Wayne across the line from Maysville. On Oct. 20 he advanced his 2nd and 3rd brigades to Bentonville. On Oct. 21, they moved toward Maysville. Crossing the prairie they found the Confederates lined up on the edge of some timber a quarter mile from the town. Before this superior force they retreated in disorder followed by the 6th Kansas Cavalry and the 3rd Cherokee regiment for seven miles.
 
Erected by Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 36° 24.239′ N, 94° 36.124′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is on State Highway 43 near State Highway 72, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maysville AR 72747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as
Main Battle Area looking NE image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, April 21, 2011
2. Main Battle Area looking NE
the crow flies. Camp Walker (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort Wayne (approx. 2 miles away in Oklahoma); Arkansas & Oklahoma Railroad (approx. 8.6 miles away); Stand Watie (approx. 8.6 miles away in Oklahoma); McDonald County (approx. 15.8 miles away in Missouri).
 
More about this marker. This Arkansas marker is the only one still standing describing the Battle of Old Fort Wayne. The Oklahoma Historical Society marker has been missing since at least 2010. I have included a photograph of that marker. It originally stood at: 36.423436N and 94.627495W, along SR 20 in Oklahoma, approximately five miles from the Maysville marker.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Repaired Fort Wayne stone marker (photo 3) encased in concrete.
 
Additional comments.
1. Fort Wayne Marker in Oklahoma
In 1995 a granite marker replaced the earlier style Oklahoma highway marker on Fort Wayne; the granite marker had the same text as the original highway marker. The granite marker was damaged sometime before 2008 and removed. It was later repaired and re-installed at its original location on State Highway 20 in Oklahoma, approximately five miles from the Maysville marker. The Fort Wayne marker in Oklahoma is located around four miles north of the site of Fort Wayne.
    — Submitted November 19, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
Fort Wayne image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. Fort Wayne
This marker had been removed prior to 2010. Locals state that a drunk driver hit it back in 2009. (See related marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,242 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A photo of the marker and surrounding area in context. • Can you help?
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Mar. 6, 2021