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

Fort Steele

 
 
Fort Steele Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. Fort Steele Marker
Inscription. After occupying Little Rock Sept. 10, 1863, Union officials made plans to fortify the capital city. Construction began Nov. 9 on "a square redoubt which will command the city and all principal approaches". The resulting earthwork was named Fort Steele and it became the central point in a network of batteries and rifle pits built to defend Little Rock from Confederate attack. The fort, bristling with cannon and manned by veteran Union infantrymen, apparently did its job well, as Confederate forces never mounted an offensive to retake Little Rock.
 
Erected 2013 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Civil War Round Table of Arkansas, Inc., Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. (Marker Number 67.)
 
Location. 34° 44.067′ N, 92° 16.817′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is at the intersection of West 16th Street and South Gaines Street, on the right when traveling west on West 16th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 698 West 16th Street, Little Rock AR 72206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gilbert Maxwell Aronson (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Quapaw Line (approx. 0.8
View of marker looking north on South Gaines Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. View of marker looking north on South Gaines Street.
miles away); Arkansas Vietnam Veterans' Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Memory of United Spanish War Veterans (approx. 0.9 miles away); Roosevelt Visits Little Rock (approx. 0.9 miles away); Douglas MacArthur (approx. 0.9 miles away); Arkansas Medal of Honor Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Camden Expedition (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Looking west on West 16th Street from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
3. Looking west on West 16th Street from marker.
Location of the former Fort Steele. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
4. Location of the former Fort Steele.
 
 
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 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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