Camden Expedition: April 9, 1864

Cornelius Farm marker

CORNELIUS FARM, Southern Ark. 

Thanks to the 140-foot pontoon bridge erected by Captain Wheeler’s engineers, Union General Thayer’s Frontier Division finally cross over the Little Missouri River and unite with Steele at the Cornelius Farm.  With the combining of the forces, the Union Army now numbers about 12,000 and is encamped just north of Prairie D’Ane.


About Civil War Reflections

Vernon has been a Civil War buff since childhood, but had been inactive in Civil War history for over two decades. However, in the early 1990s his interest was rekindled after watching Ken Burns’ “Civil War Documentary” on PBS. He particularly became interested in the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) and decided to learn more about this epic struggle.
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