Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Skirmish at Branchville


City: Star City vic.

County: Lincoln

Location: Hickory Grove Cemetery on Highway 11 two miles south of Branchville

Sponsor: ACWSC, 9th Ark. Inf. SCV Camp 652, ANCRC

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 602093
UTM-Y: 3749978
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 33.88522048
Longitude: -91.89598202

Marker Text

Skirmish at Branchville

On Jan. 18, 1864, Col. Powell Clayton left Pine Bluff with 600 men of the 5th Kansas, 1st Indiana and 7th Missouri Cavalry and 4 cannons on a routine patrol. Early on Jan. 19, they encountered pickets of the 10th Missouri Cavalry (C.S.) north of Branchville and began fighting. After 30 minutes, the Confederates slowly withdrew, with sharp combat occurring over 7 miles until they reached their main camp at Branchville. The 10th Missouri then withdrew rapidly. Two Union soldiers died in the Branchville fight; the Confederates had 16 dead, 9 hurt.

No. 61

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
9th Arkansas Infantry Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 652
Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council


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