The Camden Expedition

The Camden Expedition (HM26T8)

Location: Little Rock, AR 72202 Pulaski County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 44.264', W 92° 15.903'

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On March 23, 1864, Gen. Frederick Steele led a Union army south from Little Rock to join another army in Louisiana and invade Texas. After fighting at Elkins' Ferry and Prairie D'Ane, Steele's hungry army occupied Camden. Disastrous defeats at Poison Spring and Mark's Mills led Steele to abandon his drive south and retreat to Little Rock. He fought a desperate battle against Confederate troops from Louisiana at Jenkins' Ferry on April 30 before returning to the capital on May 3. The Camden Expedition marked its beginning and end here at the U.S. Arsenal.
HM NumberHM26T8
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2014
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, General T.J. Churchill Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Arkansas Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities
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Date Added Friday, April 13th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 567279 N 3844205
Decimal Degrees34.73773333, -92.26505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.264', W 92° 15.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 15.84" N, 92° 15' 54.18" W
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Area Code(s)501
Closest Postal AddressAt or near MacArthur Park, Little Rock AR 72202, US
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