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

Marmaduke-Walker Duel

 
 
Marmaduke-Walker Duel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. Marmaduke-Walker Duel Marker
Inscription. As Union forces advanced to capture Little Rock during the Civil War, the last duel in Arkansas was fought near this spot in an open grove of heavy timber between Confederate Generals John Sappington Marmaduke and Lucius Marshall Walker at 6:00 a.m., Sunday, September 6, 1863. Walker challenged Marmaduke to the duel after the Battle of Reed's Bridge on August 27, 1863, because of Marmaduke's critical remarks about Walker's courage and Marmaduke's refusal to serve any longer under Walker after that battle. They met at the LeFevre home, formerly located approximately 200 yards east of here. Walker was mortally wounded and died the next day at the Cates home in Little Rock. Marmaduke was put under arrest, which was suspended. He then led Confederate forces at the last battle of the Little Rock campaign at Fourche Bayou, before Little Rock was captured by Union forces on September 10, 1863.
 
Erected by North Little Rock History Commission.
 
Location. 34° 45.212′ N, 92° 13.133′ W. Marker is in North Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker is on England Road (U.S. 165) east of East Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4112 England Road, North Little Rock AR 72117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Marmaduke-Walker Duel Marker on right looking east towards duel location on Baucum Pike. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. Marmaduke-Walker Duel Marker on right looking east towards duel location on Baucum Pike.
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexander George House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Choctaw Route Station (approx. 2.4 miles away); Engagement at Bayou Fourche (approx. 2.4 miles away); Battle of Little Rock (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Little Rock Campaign - Bayou Fourche (approx. 2.6 miles away); Augustus Hill Garland (approx. 2.7 miles away); Porbeck & Bowman Building (approx. 2.7 miles away); A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of History (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture article on the Marmaduke-Walker Duel. (Submitted on April 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Another Marmaduke-Walker Duel marker located about 10 miles NNE in Jacksonville. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
3. Another Marmaduke-Walker Duel marker located about 10 miles NNE in Jacksonville.
Major-General John Sappington Marmaduke / Brigadier General Lucius Marshall "Marsh" Walker image. Click for full size.
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4. Major-General John Sappington Marmaduke / Brigadier General Lucius Marshall "Marsh" Walker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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