Elkin's Ferry (Okolona )

Maj. Gen. Fred Steele, USA

Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke, CSA

Steele had an infantry division and two cavalry brigades; the Confederates had three cavalry brigades.

Both sides lost 40-50 men.

During the expedition, Union forces sought a ford to cross the Little Missouri River because other roads were impassible. They reached Elkin's Ferry before the Confederates. As they crossed, the Confederates attempted to stop them but to no avail.

Location: 
Clark and Nevada Counties, Arkansas, United States
Outcome: 
Union Victory
Campaign: 
Camden Expedition of the Red River Campaign
Start Date: 
Sunday, April 3, 1864
Start Year: 
1864
End Date: 
Monday, April 4, 1864
End Year: 
1864
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