Chalk Bluff in the Civil War

Chalk Bluff in the Civil War (HMBXB)

Location: Piggott, AR 72454 Clay County
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 28.705', W 90° 9.799'

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Skirmish of May 15, 1862

Chalk Bluff occupied a strategic position during the Civil War. Its cliffs commanded a vital river crossing on the only major road from Missouri into the Crowley's Ridge country. Provisions were collected here and shipped downstream to Confederate forces.

At daybreak on May 15, 1862 Union troops seized the ferry, crossed the river under fire, captured the town and drove the Confederates into the woods.
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HM NumberHMBXB
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Year Placed1973
Placed ByArkansas History Commission - Clay County Centennial Year
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 754141 N 4040755
Decimal Degrees36.47841667, -90.16331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 28.705', W 90° 9.799'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 28' 42.30" N, 90° 9' 47.94" 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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