Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Battery D

 

City: Helena-West Helena

County: Phillips

Location: Across the street from 120 Military Road

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 720708
UTM-Y: 3822376
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 34.51942046
Longitude: -90.59555521

Marker Text

Battery D
Hindman Hill, southernmost of four positions fortified by Union Forces in June, 1863, was attacked by the 35th, 37th, and Hawthorns Arkansas Infantry Regiments under General Fagan, CSA at daybreak, July 4, 1863. Thwarted by the strength of the Union defenses, manned by the 43rd Indiana, the 33rd and 35th Missouri, and the 33rd Iowa, Fagans brigade retreated at 11 A.M. along the Upper Little Rock Road. About 250 men of the 37th Arkansas were captured after failing to receive the signal to withdraw. Total casualties for Fagans brigade were 47 killed, 115 wounded, and 273 missing.
Erected by the Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission 1964

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