Battle of Marks' Mills

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Battle of Marks' Mills
Began:

April 25, 1864

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Cleveland County, Arkansas

Theater:

Trans-Mississippi Theater

Campaign:

Camden Expedition

Outcome:

Confederate victory

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Combatants
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Commanders

Francis M. Drake
Lieutenant Colonel, USA

James B. Fagan
Brigadier General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

1,500

293

  

A Union force escorted 240 wagons from Camden to Pine Bluff to pick up supplies and transport them back to Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele’s army. At first the Union escort rebuffed Rebel attempts to halt them. Then the Confederates moved in on the Union rear and front, causing a rout. The Rebels captured most of the men and all of the supply wagons. Thus, Steele gave up all thoughts of uniting with Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks on the Red River and realized that he had to save his army. (NPS summary)

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