Camden Expedition: April 11, 1864


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.

rebels retreatDuring 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.


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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