Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Skirmish at Haguewood Prairie

 

City: Paris

County: Logan

Location: Highway 22 and Airport Road east of Paris

Sponsor: ACWSC, Paris CoC, Paris Kiwanis, Paris Rotary, Preserve America

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 438022
UTM-Y: 3906417
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 35.29901893
Longitude: -93.68168242

Marker Text

Skirmish at Haguewood Prairie

In late September 1863, Confederate Col. J.O. Shelbys cavalry headed north to raid into Missouri. On Sept. 27, 1863, Shelbys scouts found Co. H, 1st Arkansas Infantry (U.S.) camped at Haguewood Prairie near present-day Paris. The Union troops fell back into heavy timber as Shelby attacked. The Confederate veterans and Union volunteers skirmished for two hours before the fight ended. The Union troops, many recruited in Johnson and Franklin counties, lost 2 men killed and 28 captured. The Confederates suffered 10 soldiers killed and 8 wounded.

No. 47

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Paris Chamber of Commerce
Paris Kiwanis Club
Paris Rotary Club
Preserve America, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

2012

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