The 150th Camden Expedition
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – March 31, 1864
Steele is waiting for Thayer to join him from Fort Smith. He sends scouts to locate Thayer, but no contact is made. Steele’s usual conservative nature is to wait, but his army is eating up all their rations. Steele is getting antsy to move on.
TERRE NOIR CREEK, Ark. – March 31, 1864
In the meantime, Joe Shelby’s Confederate Brigade of Missourians has arrived near Terre Noir on the Old Military Road just southwest of Spoonville, AR (present-day Hollywood, AR). Steele’s delay allows him to set up an ambush for the Federals.