Battle of Prairie D'Ane

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Battle of Prairie D'Ane
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Began:

April 9, 1864

Ended:

April 13, 1864

Location:

Nevada County, Arkansas

Theater:

Trans-Mississippi Theater

Campaign:

Camden Expedition

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Department of Arkansas

District of Arkansas

Commanders

Frederick Steele
Major General, USA

Sterling Price
Major General, CSA

Strength
Casualties
  

On April 10, Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele’s Union forces, combined with Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer’s division, marched south from the Cornelius Farm. They soon encountered a Confederate line of battle at Prairie D’Ane and attacked, driving it back about a mile before being checked. Skirmishing continued throughout the afternoon of April 11, forcing Steele to divert line of march forces away from Shreveport toward Camden. Maj. Gen. Sterling Price’s Confederates returned to Prairie D’Ane on April 13, falling upon Steele’s rearguard under Thayer. After a four-hour battle, Price disengaged, and Steele’s column continued to Camden, occupying the city. (NPS summary)

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