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The Battles around Chalk Bluff
 
Chalk Bluff in the Civil War Marker image, Touch for more information
By Craig Swain, March 14, 2009
Chalk Bluff in the Civil War Marker
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1Arkansas, Clay County, St. Francis — Chalk Bluff in the Civil WarSkirmish of May 15, 1862
Chalk Bluff occupied a strategic position during the Civil War. Its cliffs commanded a vital river crossing on the only major road from Missouri into the Crowley's Ridge country. Provisions were collected here and shipped downstream to Confederate . . . Map (db m18186) HM
2Arkansas, Clay County, St. Francis — Chalk Bluff in the Civil WarRaids of March-April 1863
On March 10, 1863 Union cavalry captured the ferry after a three-hour fight. They burned buildings and stores of corn in Chalk Bluff and destroyed a large uncompleted ferry boat. Two weeks later on March 24 Union cavalry returned to Chalk Bluff and . . . Map (db m4906) HM
3Arkansas, Clay County, St. Francis — Chalk Bluff in the Civil WarBattle of May 1-2, 1863
In April 1863 a Confederate army of 5000 men commanded by General John S. Marmaduke advanced into Missouri. Forced to retreat before superior Union forces, the Confederates on May 1-2 fought a successful delaying action here while their army crossed . . . Map (db m4911) HM
4Missouri, Dunklin County, Campbell — The Battle at Chalk BluffA State Divided — The Civil War in Missouri —
The Battle at Chalk BluffDown the hill from this marker is the place where four brigades of Confederates, led by Brig. Gen. John Sappington Marmaduke, crossed the St. Francis into the safety of Arkansas on May 1-2, 1863. The clash with Union troops . . . Map (db m18141) HM
 
 
  
 
 
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