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Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Camden Expedition

 
 
The Camden Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. The Camden Expedition Marker
Inscription. On March 23, 1864, Gen. Frederick Steele led a Union army south from Little Rock to join another army in Louisiana and invade Texas. After fighting at Elkins' Ferry and Prairie D'Ane, Steele's hungry army occupied Camden. Disastrous defeats at Poison Spring and Mark's Mills led Steele to abandon his drive south and retreat to Little Rock. He fought a desperate battle against Confederate troops from Louisiana at Jenkins' Ferry on April 30 before returning to the capital on May 3. The Camden Expedition marked its beginning and end here at the U.S. Arsenal.
 
Erected 2014 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, General T.J. Churchill Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Arkansas Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities. (Marker Number 73.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 44.264′ N, 92° 15.903′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from East 9th Street. Touch for map. Located behind the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 East 9th Street, Little Rock AR 72202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
View from marker towards Tower building of the Little Rock Arsenal at MacArthur park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. View from marker towards Tower building of the Little Rock Arsenal at MacArthur park.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Spanish War Veterans Tribute (a few steps from this marker); Douglas MacArthur (within shouting distance of this marker); Roosevelt Visits Little Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); The Arsenal Crisis (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of United Spanish War Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Human Dissection in Arkansas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Quapaw Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tuf-Nut Lofts (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture on the Camden Expedition. (Submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on the Camden Expedition. (Submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
The Camden Expedition Marker in distance looking south in MacArthur Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
3. The Camden Expedition Marker in distance looking south in MacArthur Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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