Confederates Fight to Stop Union AdvanceOn the morning of August 25, 1863, at Bayou Two Prairie (east of where you are standing), Confederate Brigadier General John Marmaduke's troops skirmished with advance elements of Union forces under Brigadier General John Davidson. Marmaduke's forces consisted of 1,300 cavalry and 2 cannons, while Davidson commanded 6,000 cavalry and 16 cannons. The outnumbered Confederates fell back to Bayou Meto at Reed's Bridge (present day Jacksonville) while Union forces under Major General Frederick Steele camped at Brownsville.
|Placed By||The American Battlefield Protection Program, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program|
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|Date Added||Sunday, April 15th, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 602475 N 3853136|
|Decimal Degrees||34.81533333, -91.87953333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 48.92', W 91° 52.772'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 48' 55.2" N, 91° 52' 46.32" W|
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|Area Code(s)||501, 870|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 62 Flynt Ln, Lonoke AR 72086, US|
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