Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Confederate Fortifications

 

City: North Little Rock

County: Pulaski

Location: 3417 N. Magnolia St.

Sponsor: ACWSC, NLR History Comm., ANCRC, Preserve America

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 567300
UTM-Y: 3849480
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 34.78529506
Longitude: -92.26440252

Marker Text

Confederate Fortifications

Fearing a Union attack on Little Rock , Confederate Gen. Sterling Price ordered his men to fortify the high ground on the north side of the Arkansas River in the summer of 1863. A strong network of earthen works soon developed, including some in what is now Park Hill. Union Gen. Frederick Steele crossed the Arkansas east of the fortifications, however, leading Price to abandon them and the capital on Sept. 10, 1863, and retreat to southwest Arkansas . Union soldiers viewing the captured works deemed them well-built and formidable.

No. 36

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
North Little Rock History Commission
Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

2012

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