Near Lonoke in Lonoke County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
The Little Rock Campaign - Brownsville
Confederates Fight to Stop Union Advance
“... The enemy's lines, extending across the prairie, could be plainly seen advancing, supported by a large body of cavalry with artillery, and when within about 200 yards of our lines Major Elliot...opened fire upon them, which was immediately returned, and the charge sounded by the bugles of the enemy brought their columns sweeping across the prairie and down upon our retiring column like a whirlwind...Captain Bledsoe let slip with shell and shot...checking up their furious onslaught and driving them out of range as rapidly as they had come."
Lt. Col. B. Frank Gordon
Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A.
"...[A] detachment of the Merrill Horse made a brilliant saber charge upon [Confederates], forcing... [Confederates] to fall back upon the town [Brownsville], but being closely pursued
-Col. Washington F. Geiger
8th Missouri Cavalry, U.S.A.
Erected by the American Battlefield Protection Program, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. (Marker Number 1.)
Location. 34° 48.92′ N, 91° 52.772′ W. Marker is near Lonoke, Arkansas, in Lonoke County. Marker is at the intersection of Arkansas Route 31 and Flynt Lane, on the right when traveling north on State Route 31. Touch for map. Located at Brownsville Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Lonoke AR 72086, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Brownsville (here, next to this marker); Hicks' Station in the Civil War (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lonoke County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lonoke Landmarks (approx. 2.4 miles away); Senator Joe T Robinson (approx. 2.4 miles away); A Gun for All Reasons (approx. 2.4 miles away); William H. Fuller (approx. 7.8 miles away); Action at Ashley's Station (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lonoke.
Regarding The Little Rock Campaign - Brownsville.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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 64 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photograph of the Prairie County Courthouse historical marker, on East Watson Road, at corner with AR-31, per comments above. • Can you help?