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Helena in Phillips County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battery D

 
 
Battery D Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. Battery D Marker
Inscription. Hindman Hill, southernmost of four positions fortified by Union Forces in June, 1863, was attacked by the 35th, 37th, and Hawthorn's Arkansas Infantry Regiments under General Fagan, CSA at daybreak, July 4, 1863. Thwarted by the strength of the Union defenses, manned by the 43rd Indiana, the 33rd and 35th Missouri, and the 33rd Iowa, Fagan's brigade retreated at 11 A.M. along the Upper Little Rock Road. About 250 men of the 37th Arkansas were captured after failing to receive the signal to withdraw. Total casualties for Fagan's brigade were 47 killed, 115 wounded, and 273 missing.
 
Erected 1963 by the Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 34° 31.17′ N, 90° 35.728′ W. Marker is in Helena, Arkansas, in Phillips County. Marker is on Military Road 0.1 miles west of Prairie Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Military Road, Helena AR 72342, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General J.F. Fagan's Attack (a few steps from this marker); Sacred Heart Academy (approx. mile away); The Civil War Brings Hardship (approx. mile away); St. Catherine Academy
Hindman Hill in background of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. Hindman Hill in background of marker.
(approx. mile away); A Terrific Fire From Graveyard Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Confederates Take Battery C (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Helena (approx. 0.4 miles away); "We are well fortified" (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helena.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Civil War batteries of Helena. (Submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesWar, US Civil
 
Marker in background with another marker about Fagan's attack in foreground. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
3. Marker in background with another marker about Fagan's attack in foreground.
Hindman Hill, successfully defended by the 43rd Indiana during the Battle of Helena. image. Click for full size.
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4. Hindman Hill, successfully defended by the 43rd Indiana during the Battle of Helena.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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