Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Battery A


City: Helena-West Helena

County: Phillips

Location: Near junction of Columbia and Adams streets

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 721017
UTM-Y: 3824251
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 34.5362482
Longitude: -90.59170495

Marker Text

Battery A
Union forces entrenched on this hill held off repeated assaults by Confederate troops under CSA General Marmaduke on the morning of July 4, 1863, in their attack on Helena CSA General Marsh Walker; Cavalry Brigade consisting of the 5th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment under Col. R.C. Newton an Dobbins Arkansas Cavalry under Col. A. S. Dobbins failed to join the attack on Battery A from Sterling Road. Marmaduke and Walker withdrew their commands shortly before noon.
Erected by Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission 1963

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