Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Fighting Near Etowah

 

City: Etowah

County: Mississippi

Location: Garden Point Cemetery, 4802 W. Highway 140

Sponsor: ACWSC, Town of Etowah, Preserve America

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 749760
UTM-Y: 3954165
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 35.69979847
Longitude: -90.23958727

Marker Text

Fighting Near Etowah
An expedition of about 100 soldiers of the Second Missouri Artillery (U.S.) set out from Osceola on April 5, 1864, in pursuit of guerrillas who had just robbed the town. Marching through dense swamps with water from 1 to 3 feet deep, the Missouri troops killed 5 or 6 guerrillas before stopping for the night at a house near Etowah. Maj. J.W. Rabb, fearing attack, set out strong pickets. The guerrillas struck at about 3 a.m. and a furious firefight broke out. The guerrillas fell back, taking their casualties with them. Rabb lost two men.
No. 8
Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Town of Etowah
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
2010

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