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Arkansas Post National Memorial

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Battlefield of Arkansas Post


January 10-11, 1863

Union Infantry
Confederate Infantry
Cavalry

Troop Positions
5:00PM, January 11, 1863
Note: Background image of present park landscape not 100%
to scale. Some minor discrepancies exist.
Brian K. McCutchen, Historian
National Park Service

Skirmishers
Artillery
Union Gunboats

Monarch
Glide

2003

Rattler

The Battle of Arkansas Post ~ January 9-11, 183


Overview and troop positions
From Fort Hindman, at Arkansas Post, Confederates had been disrupting Union
shipping on the Mississippi River. Maj. Gen. John McClernand, therefore, undertook a combined force movement on Arkansas Post to capture it. Union boats
began landing troops near Arkansas Post in the evening of January 9, 1863. The
troops started up river towards Fort Hindman. Maj. Gen. William T. Shermans
corps overran Rebel trenches, and the enemy retreated to the protection of the
fort and adjacent rifle-pits. Rear Adm. David Porter, on the 10th, moved his fleet
towards Fort Hindman and bombarded it withdrawing at dusk. Union artillery
fired on the fort from artillery positions across the river on the 11th, and the
infantry moved into position for an attack. Union ironclads commenced shelling
the fort and Porters fleet passed it to cutoff any retreat. As a result of this envelopment, and the attack by McClernands troops, the Confederate command surrendered in the afternoon. Although Union losses were high and the victory did
not contribute to the capture of Vicksburg, it did eliminate one more impediment
to Union shipping on the Mississippi.

For more information on this and


other topics, please contact the
park:
Arkansas Post National Memorial
1741 Old Post Road
Gillett, AR 72055
(870) 548-2207
http://www.nps.gov/arpo/
The Battle of Arkansas Post: Overview
ARPO-SB-005
September 2003
Author: Eric Leonard

Confederate forces

Principal Commander: Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Churchill


19th Arkansas Infantry
24th Ark Infantry
6th Texas Infantry
10th Texas Infantry
2nd Arkansas Artillery
15th Texas Cavalry
17th Texas Cavalry

18th Texas Cavalry


24th Texas Cavalry
25th Texas Cavalry
Richardson's Texas Cavalry
McKays Texas Cavalry
Denson's Louisiana Cavalry
Nutt's Louisiana Cavalry
Johnson's Texas Spy Company

United States Forces


Principal Commanders: Rear Adm. David D. Porter and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand
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