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
"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
-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. 3½ Alexander George House (approx. 3½ miles away); Choctaw Route Station (approx. 3½ 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.
Categories. • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
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.