Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker Program

Skirmish at Yocum Creek

 

City: Green Forest

County: Carroll

Location: Town Square

Sponsor: ACWSC, Carroll County Hist. Soc., MOSB Chapter #6, ANCRC

GEO Coordinates

UTM-X: 461049
UTM-Y: 4021214
UTM Zone: 15

Latitude: 36.33518659
Longitude: -93.43401888

Marker Text

Skirmish at Yocum Creek
Elements of three companies of the First Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.) were dispatched to Yocum Creek at Duncan Springs on November 15, 1862, to evacuate Unionist families to safety at Elkhorn Tavern, including some related to soldiers in the First. While at the Jeremiah Youngblood farm, local Confederates attacked the Unionists, who set out in pursuit. A Confederate volley mortally wounded one Union trooper before the southern horsemen withdrew. Local lore claims that as many as 7 soldiers on both sides received fatal wounds in the battle.
No. 22
Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society
Capt. James Tyrie Wright Chapter #6, Military Order of the Stars and Bars
Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council
2011

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