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Cotton Plant in Woodruff County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Action at Cotton Plant

 
 
Action at Cotton Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. Action at Cotton Plant Marker
Inscription. After threatening Little Rock, the Union Army of the Southwest marched east toward Helena. On July 7, 1862, three miles north of here, around 1,000 Confederates of the 12th and 16th Texas Cavalry attacked Union soldiers protecting the main force after crossing the Cache River. The Texans fought around 600 troops from the 11th Wisconsin and 33rd Illinois Infantry for hours before Union reinforcements drove them from Parley Hills plantation. Union losses were 6 killed and 57 wounded. The Confederates lost 245 men, with at least 123 dead.
 
Erected 2011 by Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Dewey and Roberta Spencer Family, Cotton Plant Memorial Cemetery, Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. (Marker Number 20.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 0.495′ N, 91° 15.493′ W. Marker is in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, in Woodruff County. Marker is on Arkansas Route 306 north of Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at Cotton Plant Memorial Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Cotton Plant AR 72036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Cache River or Cotton Plant (approx. 0.4 miles away); Louis Jordan (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Cotton Plant. (Submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Action at Cotton Plant Marker at the Cotton Plant Memorial Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. Action at Cotton Plant Marker at the Cotton Plant Memorial Cemetery.
 
 
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 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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