Reed's Bridge Battlefield


Reed's Bridge Battlefield

Region: Central

County: Pulaski

Reed's Bridge, located at Jacksonville where Highway 161 crosses Bayou Meto, was the site of an August 27, 1863, battle in which Union troops under Gen. John Wynn Davidson fought Gen. John S. Marmaduke's Confederates during Gen. Frederick Steele's drive to capture Little Rock. The park site features interpretive panels, and an active effort is underway to preserve additional land associated with the battle.
 
Open daily dawn to dusk.
 
Take I-40 to I-440 north. Exit onto State Highway 161 and travel approximately 2 miles to the bridge at Bayou Meto.

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