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

Action At Whitney's Lane

 
 
Action At Whitney's Lane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. Action At Whitney's Lane Marker
Inscription.
Front
One hundred Texas Rangers and 50 local men on May 19, 1862, attacked a foraging party from the 17th Missouri Infantry (U.S.), a unit composed largely of German troops, fighting near here along Whitney's Lane. Union losses were 22 killed and 33 wounded while four Confederates were killed. The attack convinced Union Gen. Samuel Curtis to abandon his advance toward Little Rock and instead march cross-country to Helena on the Mississippi. Arkansas's capital would remain under Confederate control another year before falling to the Union.
(Killed in action listed on other side)

Rear
Killed in Action At Whitney's Lane
May 19, 1862
Federal
17th Missouri Infantry
Lang, Edward Drum Major Co. E • Greber, Michael Pvt. Co. H
Difani, Lorenz Pvt. Co. F • Ranft, William Pvt. Co. H
Grammer, Michael Pvt. Co. F • Rhein, Peter Pvt. Co. H
Hildenbrant, Francis, Pvt. Co. F • Reuter, Charles Pvt. Co. H
Meyer, John, Pvt. Co. F • Reuter, John Pvt. Co. H
Schnabel, Jacob Pvt. Co. F • Schmidt, Adam Sgt. Co. H
Tochterman, Fred Pvt. Co. F • Schmidt, Frederick Pvt. Co. H
Burkhardt, Jacob Pvt. Co. H • Schnell, Charles Pvt. Co. H
Clay, John Sgt. Co. H • Zeller, C. Pvt. Co. H
Dehasz, William
Action At Whitney's Lane Marker (Killed in Action At Whitneys Lane May 19, 1862). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. Action At Whitney's Lane Marker (Killed in Action At Whitneys Lane May 19, 1862).
Pvt. Co. H • 4th Missouri Cavalry
Diederich, Jacob Pvt. Co. H • Schroeder, John Cpl. Co. B
Eckhart, Christian Pvt. Co. H
Confederate
12th Texas Cavalry
McDonald, N. Brown Pvt. Co. H
Lowery, Montgomery Pvt. Co. H
Hick’s Independent Arkansas Cavalry
Tapscott, James Dr.
Hooker’s Independent Arkansas Cavalry
Sasson, Young Pvt.
Circumstantial evidence suggests that Martin Vanmeter, a local citizen with pro-Union sympathies, was killed on this day. He may have been a member of Hick's Cavalry but provided the Union Army with intelligence in the days before Whitney's Lane.
 
Erected 2010 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, White County Historical Society, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 14.768′ N, 91° 40.547′ W. Marker is near Kensett, Arkansas, in White County. Marker is on Sherman Way north of Whitney Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the parking lot of Whitney Lane Family Worship. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1215 Whitney Lane, Kensett AR 72082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
View towards Whitney Lane in distance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
3. View towards Whitney Lane in distance.
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Searcy Landing in the Civil War / Guerrilla War on the Little Red (approx. 1.7 miles away); Spanish Land Grant to John Fayac (approx. 2.2 miles away); Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae (approx. 3.2 miles away); White County Confederate Monument (approx. 3½ miles away); White County Court House (approx. 3½ miles away); White County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 3½ miles away); Naval Combat at West Point / Combat on the Little Red River (approx. 4.4 miles away); Action at Des Arc Bayou (approx. 6½ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture article on Action at Whitney's Lane. (Submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Area view of marker near the Worship Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
4. Area view of marker near the Worship Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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