Helena in Phillips County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
General J.F. Fagan's Attack
Erected 1965 by the Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission.
Location. 34° 31.165′ N, 90° 35.733′ W. Marker is in Helena, Arkansas, in Phillips County. Marker is on Military Road 0.1 miles west of Prairie Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 161 Military Road, Helena AR 72342, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery D (a few steps from this marker); Sacred Heart Academy (approx. ľ mile away); The Civil War Brings Hardship St. Catherine Academy (approx. 0.3 miles 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. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helena.
Regarding General J.F. Fagan's Attack. General Holmes ordered the attack to begin at daybreak, and under these instructions, Fagan launched his attack at first light. Major General Sterling Price, who commanded the units left of Faganís brigade, did not begin his attack until dawn, fully an hour later. Faganís men took some rifle pits but were unable to capture Battery D, their main objective. More than half of the casualties suffered by Faganís division were men who were pinned down by fire from positions that Price was supposed to attack and capture.
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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 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 31, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.