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St. Charles in Arkansas County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Engagement at St. Charles

 
 
Engagement at St. Charles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. Engagement at St. Charles Marker
Inscription. Here on June 17, 1862 a Federal fleet of eight vessels attempted to force its way upstream past Confederate shore defenses commanded by Captain Joseph Fry. The Confederates disabled the Union gunboat Mound City with heavy casualties before their positions were overrun by troops of the Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteers. The cannon shot which put the Mound City out of action has been described as the most destructive single shot fired in the Civil War.
 
Erected 1964 by Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 34° 22.573′ N, 91° 7.598′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, Arkansas, in Arkansas County. Marker is at the intersection of Belnap Avenue and NCC Camp Road, on the right when traveling east on Belnap Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Belnap Avenue, Saint Charles AR 72140, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. J. Deane & Sons Hardware Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Charles Battle Monument (approx. half a mile away); Captain Alf Johnson's Spy Company (approx. 5.6 miles away); Crocketts Bluff (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture - Engagement at St. Charles
View of marker with White River in far background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. View of marker with White River in far background.
. (Submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the Battle of Saint Charles. (Submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Marker is next to the White River National Wildlife Refuge offices. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
3. Marker is next to the White River National Wildlife Refuge offices.
Battle at St. Charles, White River, Arkansas--Explosion of the 'USS Mound City' image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Battle at St. Charles, White River, Arkansas--Explosion of the 'USS Mound City'
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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