continued his advance into south Arkansas and reached the Little Missouri
River on April 3rd. (click)
§He was running low on rations and wanted
to capture Camden (click) to re-supply
believed that Camden had a large supply of food.
§Unfortunately, Camden was occupied by Major General Sterling Price’sConfederate District of Arkansas forces.
§Steele decided to make a feint toward Washington
(Confederate capital of Arkansas), draw Price’s army from Camden,
and capture the town.
§To move toward
to cross the Little Missouri.