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

Battle of Arkansas Post

 
 
Battle of Arkansas Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. Battle of Arkansas Post Marker
Inscription. On January 9, 1863, Gen. John McClernand and Adm. David D. Porter led a 30,000 man army and a flotilla of Union gunboats up the Arkansas River to confront Gen. T.J. Churchill's 5,000 Confederates at Arkansas Post. The gunboats bombarded Fort Hindman January 10, and both army and navy attacked on January 11, forcing the Confederates to surrender. Confederate Arkansas lost one-fourth of its fighting men. Union ships would suffer less interference in operations against Vicksburg following the defeat of the garrison at Arkansas Post.
 
Erected 2010 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Grand Prairie Historical Society, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 1.992′ N, 91° 22.411′ W. Marker is near Gillett, Arkansas
View of Arkansas Post Museum State Park near marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. View of Arkansas Post Museum State Park near marker.
, in Arkansas County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 165 and State Route 169, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 165. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gillett AR 72055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Four guns...opened on us and a thousand rifles from the pits (approx. 1.7 miles away); 38,000 Reasons to Fight (approx. 1.7 miles away); Republican France (approx. 1.8 miles away); The American Era (approx. 1.8 miles away); The French Period (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Post under Spain (approx. 1.8 miles away); Stone from Ruins of Old Bank (approx. 1.8 miles away); The European Settlement (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Arkansas Post. (Submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
View of marker looking north on U.S. 165. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
3. View of marker looking north on U.S. 165.
Entrance sign to the Arkansas Post National Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
4. Entrance sign to the Arkansas Post National Memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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