Elkin's Ferry, AR
April 3-4, 1864
Camden Expedition (1864)
The Camden Expedition (March 23–May 2, 1864) was a military campaign in
southern and central Arkansas.
involved Union forces stationed at Little Rock and Fort Smith under
the command of Major General Frederick Steele.
plan called for
force to march to Shreveport, Louisiana, where it would link up with
an amphibious expedition led by
Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks
Rear Admiral David D. Porter,
whose force was to advance up the Red River Valley; once joined, the
Union force was to strike into Texas.
Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele
Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke
3rd Division, VII Corps
and two cavalry brigades
Three cavalry brigades
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
The Confederates were unable to stop them from
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