Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Skirmish at Rolling Prairie


City: Valley Springs vic.

County: Boone

Location: Rally Hill Road, 2.6 miles north from U.S. 65


GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 504401
UTM-Y: 4001613
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.15925045
Longitude: -92.95107068

Marker Text

Skirmish at Rolling Prairie

On Jan. 21, 1864, Sgt. Isaac T. Jones led 24 men of the 11th Missouri Cavalry Volunteers into north Arkansas to bring dispatches to other Missouri troops operating against bushwhackers in the region. Jones and his men were near Rolling Prairie on Jan. 23 when about 60 Confederates attacked them. Jones and six men died in the attack and five others were taken prisoner and presumed killed. Union officers assumed that several Confederates also died in the fighting. The skirmish took place in the vicinity of where the Rally Hill Church stands today.

No. 31

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Captain James Tyrie Wright Chapter No. 6, Military Order of the Stars and Bars
General Patrick R. Cleburne, Arkansas Society, Military Order of the Stars and Bars
United Sons of Confederate Soldiers Association-Arkansas
Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council


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