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Camden Expedition: April 9, 1864

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 … Continue reading

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Camden Expedition: April 8, 1864

PRAIRIE D’ANE, Ark.  Communication is finally made with General Thayer’s Frontier Division, whose advanced units are at Elkin’s Ferry and beginning to cross over the Little Missouri River to join Steele.

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Camden Expedition: April 7, 1864

PRAIRIE D’ANE, Ark.  Confederate Commanding Officer Sterling Price arrived at Prairie D’Ane on April 7th.  He brought with him the last two Brigades of Fagan’s Cavalry Division, which were commanded by Brigadier General Thomas Dockery and Colonel William Crawford.  Price … Continue reading

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Camden Expedition: April 6, 1864

CORNELIUS FARM, Ark.  As luck would have it, before Thayer could arrive at Elkin’s Ferry, the weather turned ugly again. It rained over the next few days, turning the roads into muddy bogs and raising the Little Missouri River three … Continue reading

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Camden Expedition: April 4, 1864

ELKIN’S FERRY, Ark.  In the early hours of April 4th, Confederate Division Leader Brigadier General Marmaduke sent his brigade, under Col. Colton Greene, to attack the Union position. Greene’s 1200 troopers hit the Union line, now under Col. William McLean, … Continue reading

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Camden Expedition: March 23, 1864

The 150th Camden Expedition LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – March 23, 1864 U.S. General Frederick Steele leaves Little Rock with a force of 7000, including infantry, cavalry, artillery batteries and about 600 supply and pontoon wagons. Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Battle of Prairie D’Ane Trailer

  You can help support the DVD documentary about the Camden Expedition and the Battle of Prairie D’Ane through Indiegogo.

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