Marks' Mills Battlefield

Marks' Mills Battlefield

Region: Timberlands

County: Cleveland

The Marks' Mills Battlefield, commemorated by a state park at the junction of Highways 8 and 97, was the site of an April 25, 1864, fight in which Confederate cavalry ambushed and captured a Union supply train and the brigade of Federal troops guarding it, forcing General Frederick Steele to abandon Camden for lack of supplies and return to Little Rock. The area, reportedly heavily wooded at the time of the battle, appears much that way today.
Open daily from dawn to dusk.
From I-30 at Malvern turn south on U.S. Highway 270. In Malvern take State Highway 9 south; 2 miles south of Princeton, take Highway 8 and continue through Fordyce to the site, near New Edinburg.

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