Prairie D'Ane, AR
April 9-13, 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
Maj. Gen. Sterling Price
Department of Arkansas
District of Arkansas
On April 10, Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele’s Union forces,
combined with Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer’s division, marched south from the
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
divert line of march forces away from Shreveport toward Camden.
Sterling Price’s Confederates returned to Prairie D’Ane on April 13, falling
upon Steele’s rearguard under
After a four-hour battle,
disengaged, and Steele’s column continued to Camden, occupying the city.
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