The Camden Expedition of 1864
... In March 1864, seven weeks before the Union's "win the war" offensives were initiated in Virginia and
Georgia, the Red River Campaign began in Arkansas and Louisiana. Gen. Banks led a combined military
and naval expedition up the Red River from the Mississippi in a campaign that lasted from March 12 ...
Civil War II - ARChapter5CivilWar
... • A Confederate force met them at Poison
Springs and wiped them out. They executed
the black Union soldiers.
• At the Battle of Mark’s Mill the Confederates
captured Steele’s supply train coming from Pine
• Because of a lack of supplies, Steele had to go
back to Little Rock.
• When Steele’s m ...
battle of jenkins` ferry
... Confederate Army was under the command of General E. Kirby Smith.
General Steele and 5000 Union troops were attempting to get back to Little Rock while retreating from
Camden, Arkansas after having been mauled at Mark's Mill and Poison Springs. On the afternoon of April
29 Union forces reached Jenki ...
Battle of Jenkins' Ferry
The Battle of Jenkins' Ferry (April 30, 1864) was fought in present-day Grant County, Arkansas, during the American Civil War. It was the climactic battle of the Camden Expedition, part of the Red River Campaign. As a result of the battle, United States forces were able to complete a successful retreat from a precarious position at Camden to their defenses at Little Rock.