Lake Village in Chicot County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
The Casualties at Ditch Bayou June 6, 1864
Muddy conditions caused the Northern infantry to attack across an open field without artillery support. After crossing the field under heavy fire, they discovered that they were trapped in the open field and were separated from the Confederates by Ditch Bayou. Union losses were 33 killed, 98 wounded, and one missing. Notice that their heaviest casualties were directly opposite the Confederate artillery.
The Confederate losses included four killed and 33 wounded. Most of their casualties were in the artillery units where the Union troops concentrated their fire.
Erected by the American Battlefield Protection Program, National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. Marker is missing. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 4563 US-82, Lake Village AR 71653, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Battle at Ditch Bayou (here, next to this marker); Saunders-Pettit-Chapman-Cook Plantation Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lakeport in the Civil War (approx. 4 miles away); Lakeport Plantation House (approx. 4 miles away); Italian Immigrants On Sunnyside Plantation (approx. 5.4 miles away); Chicot County Confederate Monument (approx. 5½ miles away); Chicot County (approx. 5½ miles away); New Hope Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Village.
More about this marker. Diagram on marker shows the lineup of Union and Confederate units along the Ditch Bayou.
Also see . . . From the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture article on battle. (Submitted on November 9, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 9, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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