Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

General J.F. Fagan's Attack


City: Helena-West Helena

County: Phillips

Location: Across the street from 120 Military Road

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Centennial Commission

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 720708
UTM-Y: 3822376
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 34.51942046
Longitude: -90.59555521

Marker Text

General J.F. Fagans Attack
Hawthorns Regiment advanced from the south, that of Bell from the north, King massed on Hawthorns right. They charged at daybreak, clambering over fallen timber, and took the first line of rifle pits. Battery C not yet engaged by Price, caught Fagans Brigade in a deadly enfilading fire. Nevertheless they took three more lines at point of bayonet. By 7 A.M. the command arrived in front of Battery D. McRae came to Fagans aid but was repulsed. Fagan carried the last line of rifle pits and made a desperate effort to capture the battery. Cut down by Union reinforcements, they held their position until ordered to retreat.
Erected in memory of Gen. Fagan, CSA, 1965

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