Battle of Elkin’s Ferry

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Battle of Elkin’s Ferry
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Began:

April 3, 1864

Ended:

April 4, 1864

Location:

Clark and Nevada Counties, Arkansas

Theater:

Trans-Mississippi Theater

Campaign:

Camden Expedition

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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3rd Division, VII Corps
2 cavalry brigades

3 cavalry brigades

Commanders

Frederick Steele
Major General, USA

John S. Marmaduke
Brigadier General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

38

54

  

During the expedition, Union forces sought a ford to cross the Little Missouri River because other roads were impassible. They reached Elkin’s Ferry before the Confederates. As they crossed, the Confederates attempted to stop them but to no avail. (NPS summary)


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