July 4, 1863Confederate General Theophilus Holmes wanted to regain control of Helena, an island of Union control in Confederate Arkansas. His attack failed. Miscommunication, lack of information, and the determined resistance of the Union troops, who vowed not to be beaten on Independence Day, resulted in a decisive Union victory.
|Placed By||Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 721072 N 3823421|
|Decimal Degrees||34.52876667, -90.59131667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 31.726', W 90° 35.479'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 31' 43.56" N, 90° 35' 28.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 601-699 US-49 BUS, Helena-West Helena AR 72342, US|
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