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Jenkins' Ferry (1864)
 
War:   American Civil War
 
Date(s):   30 Apr 1864
 
Location:   Grant County, Arkansas, US
 
Outcome:   Union victory in retreat
 
Description:   Maj. Gen. Fred Steele, USA

Gen. E. Kirby Smith , CSA

Steele had his column from Little Rock; Confederate forces are unclear, but smaller.

Union losses were about 525, Confederate about 450.

Maj. Gen. Fred Steele's forces retreated from Camden after being mauled at Marks' Mills and Poison Spring. On the afternoon of April 29, the Union forces reached Jenkins' Ferry and began crossing the Saline River, which was swollen by heavy rain. Rebel forces arrived on the 30th and attacked repeatedly. The Federals repulsed the attacks and finally crossed with all their men and supply wagons, many of which they were compelled to abandon in the swamp north of Saline. The Confederates bungled a good chance to destroy Steele's army, which after crossing the river gasped to a halt at Little Rock.


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