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Skirmishes at Prairie D'Ane

 
 
Skirmishes at Prairie D'Ane Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
1. Skirmishes at Prairie D'Ane Marker
Inscription.  Gen. Sterling Price’s Confederate army held strong earthworks on the western edge of Prairie D’Ane when Gen. Frederick Steele’s Union troops approached on April 10, 1864, and dug their own trenches. After heavy fighting on the 10th, the combatants shelled each other and skirmished, while many men rested or hunted to extend tight rations. On April 12, Steele’s men advanced, only to find the Confederates had fallen back toward Washington. Steele abandoned his advance to Shreveport, La., and turned his hungry army toward Camden, which they reached April 15.
 
Erected 2012 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission; Nevada County Depot and Museum; Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 45.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 10, 1864.
 
Location. 33° 48.637′ N, 93° 25.659′ W. Marker is near Prescott, Arkansas, in Nevada
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County. Marker is on Blevins Road (U.S. 371) west of Interstate 30, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in front of the parking lot of the TA Travel Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prescott AR 71857, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor Thomas Chipman McRae (approx. 2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Rear Guard Action at Moscow (approx. 4.2 miles away); Action at Moscow / Moscow Church and Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ephesus Cemetery (approx. 5½ miles away); Railroad Inspection Car (approx. 13.6 miles away); President William Jefferson Clinton (approx. 13.6 miles away); Merchants Of Hope (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
 
Also see . . .
1. Skirmish at Prairie D'Ane. From The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. (Submitted on August 7, 2016.) 

2. Battle of Prairie D'Ane - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 7, 2016.)
 
Marker in Front of TA Travel Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
2. Marker in Front of TA Travel Center
Skirmishes at Prairie D'Ane Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 30, 2016
3. Skirmishes at Prairie D'Ane Marker
Access ramps for Interstate 30 in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 896 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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