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

The Little Rock Campaign - Bayou Fourche

The Battle Before The Fall Of Little Rock

 
 
The Little Rock Campaign - Bayou Fourche Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
1. The Little Rock Campaign - Bayou Fourche Marker
Inscription. Looking northeast to your right about 300 yards downstream, you can see the area of the primary fighting of the Battle of Bayou Fourche. Fighting began about noon on Wednesday, September 10, 1863, after Union Brigadier General John Davidson's troops crossed the river rear present day Scott. As the Union troops advanced toward Little Rock, several skirmishes broke out. The map on the left shows the locations of troops. The Confederate cavalry and artillery were located on the left bank downstream where the present bridge is located.

"Arriving at Bayou Fourche (4 miles south of Little Rock), the enemy were discovered drawn up in battle line, their right resting on the river, and their left extending parallel to our front...After some slight skirmishing, the enemy, with a body of cavalry and a section of howitzers, attempted to flank us on the left from the river bank. Here a severe engagement took place..."
-Colonel William I. Jeffers
8th Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A.

"Inch by inch did the Tenth Illinois...and the Third Missouri...drive back the stubborn and sullen enemy...With small-arms alone did we contend with an enemy four times our number, supported and encouraged by a battery of artillery, which sent a steady hail of solid shot, grape and canister among our rank. Such was the determination and impetuosity
View, as noted on marker, of the primary fighting area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
2. View, as noted on marker, of the primary fighting area.
of the officers and men of the second brigade, that the enemy had no time or place to rest until he had been driven 3 miles, through the woods into the open fields, where they broke and fled in the utmost disorder and confusion in the direction of Little Rock."
-Colonel J.M. Glover
3rd Missouri Cavalry, U.S.A.

 
Erected by the American Battlefield Protection Program, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Rotary Club of Little Rock. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 34° 43.01′ N, 92° 12.455′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from Lindsey Road 0.3 miles east of Interstate 440. Touch for map. Located about 0.2 miles east of Lindsey Road in the parking area of Remmel Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5301 Lindsey Road, Little Rock AR 72206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Little Rock (approx. half a mile away); Engagement at Bayou Fourche (approx. half a mile away); Marmaduke-Walker Duel (approx. 2.6 miles away); The First Human Dissection in Arkansas (approx. 3
The Little Rock Campaign - Bayou Fourche marker near picnic shelter. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
3. The Little Rock Campaign - Bayou Fourche marker near picnic shelter.
miles away); Alexander George House (approx. 3 miles away); Choctaw Route Station (approx. 3 miles away); The Camden Expedition (approx. 3.6 miles away); United Spanish War Veterans Tribute (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Regarding The Little Rock Campaign - Bayou Fourche. From 11 AM to 5 PM on September 10, Confederate forces evacuated the city on the Benton Road to Arkadelphia. On the evening of the 10th the city was surrendered, and Union forces under Davidson entered Little Rock along what is now Ninth St. The actual route of Davidson's advance is now largely obscured by the Little Rock National Airport.
 
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Entrance gate to the park where marker is located. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 10, 2018
4. Entrance gate to the park where marker is located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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