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Prairie D'Ane
Also known as: Gum Grove, Moscow

April 9-13, 1864
Nevada County, AR
Campaign: Camden Expedition of the Red River Campaign

 

Maj. Gen. Fred Steele, USA
Maj. Gen. Sterling Price, CSA

Steele was leading his expeditionary column; Price had gathered cavalry and infantry from all over Arkansas.

Casualty numbers are unknown.

On April 10, Maj. Gen. Fred Steele's Union forces, combined with Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's division, marched south from the Cornelius Farm. They soon encountered a Confederate line of battle at Prairie D'Ane and attacked, driving it back about a mile before being checked. Skirmishing continued throughout the afternoon of April 11, forcing Steele to divert line of march forces away from Shreveport toward Camden. Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's Confederates returned to Prairie D'Ane on April 13, falling upon Steele's rearguard under Thayer. After a four-hour battle, Price disengaged, and Steele's column continued to Camden, occupying the city.



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