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By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2018
Marks Family Experience Marker
Arkansas (Cleveland County), New Edinburg — 76 — Battle of Marks' Mills / Marks Family Experience
Battle of Marks' Mills On April 23, 1864, a Union force with 240 wagons left Camden to get supplies from Pine Bluff for Gen. Frederick Steele's army. Gen. James Fagan's Confederate cavalrymen ambushed them at Marks' Mills on April 25. . . . — Map (db m121150) HM
Arkansas (Cleveland County), New Edinburg — E-27 — Cleveland County Battle of Mark's Mill
The Battle of Mark's Mill, fought here on April 25, 1864, was a complete Confederate victory. General James F. Fagan's Confederate cavalry having surprised and captured a Union army of 2,000 men and 240 wagon loads of supplies. General Powell . . . — Map (db m121283) HM
Arkansas (Cleveland County), New Edinburg — Shelby's Approach
Approaching Marks Mills from the south General Joe Shelby's Missouri Division was ordered to move to the right in order to block the Marks Mills to Mt Elba Road preventing The Union forces from escaping across the Saline River. Guided by . . . — Map (db m121660) HM
Arkansas (Cleveland County), New Edinburg — The Battle at Marks' Mill
Early on the morning of April 25, the Confederates blocked the Pine Bluff Road near the Marks family home and mills. The first Union wagons arrived around 9:30 a.m. The Confederates shot the horses and driver of the lead Union wagon and launched the . . . — Map (db m121327) HM
Arkansas (Cleveland County), New Edinburg — The Battle Had Begun!
Facts After getting in the neighborhood of the supply train Gen. Shelby was ordered on the road leading to Mount Elba to intercept the train and attack the front. Cabell's Brigade moved up to the road leading direct to Marks' Mills. As they . . . — Map (db m121658) HM
Arkansas (Cleveland County), New Edinburg — The Battle of Marks' Mill
Front Fought here on April 25, 1864 was a complete Confederate victory General James F. Fagan's Division of Confederate cavalry surprised and captured a Union supply train of 2000 men and 240 wagonloads of supplies. General . . . — Map (db m121310) HM WM
Arkansas (Cleveland County), New Edinburg — The Union Wagon Train Leaves Camden
In March of 1864, the Union Army began the Red River Campaign, a plan to subdue Arkansas and Louisiana and capture Texas cotton for northern mills. By mid-April, the Arkansas arm of the campaign was stalled in Camden. A Union foraging party and . . . — Map (db m121311) HM
Arkansas (Cleveland County), New Edinburg — Witnesses to War
So many horses and soldiers were killed that Salty Branch ran red with blood. In 1864, Camden was a large town on the Ouachita River, as was Pine Bluff on the Arkansas River. Moro Bay, to the south, was the largest cotton shipping point . . . — Map (db m121330) HM

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