Chalk Bluff Battlefield

Chalk Bluff Battlefield

Region: Delta

County: Clay

The Chalk Bluff Battlefield is represented in Arkansas by a small, county-owned park two miles north of St. Francis on the St. Francis river. The town of Chalk Bluff, now long gone, was the site of several skirmishes during the Civil War, the most significant of which was the May 1-2, 1863, action as General John S. Marmaduke retreated from an unsuccessful raid into Missouri. The battle, and the town's history, is interpreted through plaques placed along a walking trail.
Open from dawn to dusk.
Take U.S. 62 to St. Francis; turn west from town for 1.5 miles; then turn north for 1.25 miles to Chalk Bluff site. There are signs from St. Francis.

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