PRAIRE D’ANE, Ark.
April 11th dawned cold and dreary. Both sides contemplated each other, but other than some light skirmishing, no general engagement ensued until about 2:30PM when the Federals began a general advance on the Confederate earthwork positions. After several hours of firing, they withdrew.
During the night, Confederate General Price stealthily pulled most of his troops south to a point about 8 miles north of Washington, AR to a fortified line of defense to wait on Federal Commander Steele to advance on his position.
The Confederates left a small rear guard to observe when the Federals would again take up pursue.