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The Brigade Moved Forward

The Opening Movements of the Battle of Reed's Bridge

 
 
<i>The Brigade Moves Forward</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
1. The Brigade Moves Forward Marker
Inscription. The first action of the Battle of Reed's Bridge occurred east of where you are standing when 125 Missouri Confederates opened fire on Brigadier General John Wynn Davidson's Union cavalry division at about 11 a.m. on August 27, 1863. The Federals drove the stubborn Confederates back toward their main line of defense southeast of here. After Davidson fooled his opponents by having drums beat to indicate the presence of Union infantry, the Southerners fell back across Bayou Meto, burning Reed's Bridge behind them.

"They pushed forward their columns impetuously until, coming upon the main body of our skirmishers, a roar of musketry sent death crippling through their ranks, completely breaking up their lines for the time in dismay and confusion."
-Col. B. Frank Gordon C.S.A.

"When they charged near enough these men with drums beat the charge and the rebs thought ten thousand infantry was on them...After this the Genl Sat on his horse and laughed to see them run at the trick he played on them." -Frances Marion Emmons
-Seventh Missouri Cavalry (U.S.)

 
Erected by the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the Arkansas Historic Preservation.
 
Location.
<i>The Brigade Moves Forward</i> Marker is on near right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2018
2. The Brigade Moves Forward Marker is on near right.
34° 51.127′ N, 92° 6.801′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Trickey Lane and Military Road. Touch for map. Located within Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Trickey Lane, Jacksonville AR 72076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. They Passed This Way (here, next to this marker); The Trail of Tears through Jacksonville (a few steps from this marker); The Memphis to Little Rock Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Reed's Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Shared Gray Jacob Gray (within shouting distance of this marker); Memphis Military Road (within shouting distance of this marker); A Gallant Charge (approx. half a mile away); Brother Against Brother (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Battle of Bayou Meto (aka Reed's Bridge). (Submitted on April 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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