Chalk Bluff in the Civil War

Chalk Bluff in the Civil War (HM2PI)

Location: Piggott, AR 72454 Clay County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 28.813', W 90° 9.733'

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Battle 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 the swollen St. Francis River on a makeshift floating bridge.
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HM NumberHM2PI
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Year Placed1973
Placed ByArkansas History Commission - Clay County Centennial Year
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 1:12pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 754233 N 4040958
Decimal Degrees36.48021667, -90.16221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 28.813', W 90° 9.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 28' 48.78" N, 90° 9' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)870
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2978-2998 Co Rd 347, Piggott AR 72454, US
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