Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Officers Killed/Union Wounded

 

City: Leola vic.

County: Grant

Location: Northwest corner of Highway 46 and Grant County Road 6

Sponsor: Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield, Arkansas Humanities Council, Department of Arkansas Heritage, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 538047
UTM-Y: 3782469
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 34.182503
Longitude: -92.587121

Marker Text

Officers Killed

Gen. J.G. Walker’s Texas Division made the final Confederate attack in the April 30, 1864, battle of Jenkins’ Ferry. Its three brigades, led by Gen. William Read Scurry, Gen. Thomas N. Waul and Col. Horace Randal, charged the Union troops, who were protected by improvised fortifications, entering a field that allowed the U.S. soldiers to catch them in a cross fire. In the ensuing combat, both Scurry and Randal received mortal wounds, and Waul was also shot, though he stayed in the field until the battle ended and the Union army retreated.

No. 115

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield

Arkansas Humanities Council

Department of Arkansas Heritage

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

2015

Union Wounded

Many of the most seriously wounded Union soldiers were left behind after the battle of Jenkins’ Ferry. William Nicholson, the surgeon of the 29th Iowa Infantry, and a pair of stewards stayed behind to care for them. Nicholson reported that Confederate soldiers killed several wounded men from the 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment. Dozens of other wounded Union soldiers were

moved south to Confederate hospitals in Princeton, where many succumbed to their wounds, later being moved to the Little Rock National Cemetery, where they remain today.

No. 115

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield

Arkansas Humanities Council

Department of Arkansas Heritage

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

2015

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