Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Camp Halleck at Osage Springs

 

City: Rogers

County: Benton

Location: 4613 W. New Hope Road

Sponsor: ACWSC, Rogers Hist. Mus., City of Rogers, Questers, Individuals, ANCRC

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 394090
UTM-Y: 4019483
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.31454662
Longitude: -94.17978929

Marker Text

Camp Halleck at Osage Springs

Shortly after the Union Army of the Southwest entered Arkansas in February 1862, three divisions moved to Osage Springs in a bid to trap Confederate troops in their winter quarters. The trap failed, but the soldiers established Camp Halleck, stretching five miles, and monitored Confederate activity. Increasing skirmishing led Union Gen. Samuel Curtis to request reinforcements, which was declined. On March 1, 1862, in response to Confederate movements, Curtis moved the men from Camp Halleck to build fortifications on high ground on Pea Ridge.

No. 59

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
City of Rogers
Rogers Historical Museum The Questers, Happy Rackensackers # 906
Paul and Sandy Dolle
John Burroughs
Stacey Tarr
Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

2013

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