Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Battle of Maysville


City: Maysville

County: Benton

Location: West of junction of Highways 43 and 72

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 356344
UTM-Y: 4029955
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.40403071
Longitude: -94.60206735

Marker Text

The Battle of Maysville
Occurred on October 22, 1862. While General James G. Blunt was encamped on the old Pea Ridge battlefield, word came that Gen. Douglas H. Cooper and Col. Stan Waties Indian regiment were at old Fort Wayne across the line from Maysville. Crossing the prairie they found the Confederates lined up on the edge of some timber a quarter mile from town. Before his superior force they retreated in disorder followed by the 6th Kansas Calvary and the 3rd Cherokee regiment for seven miles.
Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission

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