Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Confederates at Bayou Meto

 

City: Jacksonville

County: Pulaski

Location: Second and Division Streets

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society, Stone-Dupree Family, Arkansas Humanities Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 581065
UTM-Y: 3858436
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 34.865050
Longitude: -92.113100

Marker Text

Confederates at Bayou Meto

Following their defeat at the July 4, 1863, Battle of Helena, Confederate Gen. Sterling Price’s infantry division fell back to Des Arc and Searcy. Price assumed command of the Confederate army in Arkansas on July 23 and Gen. James Fagan took over his division. Fearing that Union commanders were planning a campaign to capture Little Rock, Price chose to bring his troops closer to the capital and ordered Fagan to bring his men – McRae’s and Fagan’s Arkansas brigades and Parsons’ Missourians – to camps near springs north of Bayou Meto in modern Jacksonville.

No. 135

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society

Stone-Dupree Family

Arkansas Humanities Council

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

2015

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