Poison Spring Battlefield

Poison Spring Battlefield


Region: Timberlands

County: Ouachita

The Poison Spring Battlefield on Highway 76 near Chidester was the site of an April 18, 1864, battle in which Confederate troops attacked and decimated a Union supply train bringing badly needed materials to Camden. The battle, in which the First Kansas Colored Regiment suffered disproportionately high casualties, remains one of the most controversial in Arkansas history. A state park interprets the battlefield.
Opens one hour after sunrise; Closed at 10:00 P.M.
Poison Spring State Park is located on State Highway 76, approximately 13 miles west of Camden, Arkansas off State Highway 24.

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