Action at Fitzhugh's Woods

Action at Fitzhugh's Woods (HM26S2)

Location: Augusta, AR 72006 Woodruff County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 20.903', W 91° 19.351'

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Col. Christopher C. Andrews led 231 men of the 3rd Minnesota Infantry and 8th Missouri Cavalry to Woodruff Co. on April 1, 1864, to disrupt recruiting by Confederate Gen. Dandridge McRae. Marching 12 miles north of Augusta, and almost capturing McRae, Andrews was attacked by 545 Confederate cavalrymen. Falling back to Fitzhugh's Woods, the U.S. troops withstood several charges before retreating to Augusta. The Confederates, out of ammunition, could do nothing but watch. U.S. losses totaled 29; McRae lost as many as 100 dead and wounded.
HM NumberHM26S2
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2013
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, City of Augusta Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 652428 N 3912969
Decimal Degrees35.34838333, -91.32251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 20.903', W 91° 19.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 20' 54.18" N, 91° 19' 21.06" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5299 AR-33, Augusta AR 72006, US
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