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Three state parks, Marks’ Mill, Jenkins’ Ferry and Poison Springs preserve sites and explore the history of the 1864 Red River Campaign. A Union column under Gen. Frederick Steele marched south from Little Rock intending to cooperate with Gen. Nathaniel Banks marching from Baton Rouge (LA) in a campaign toward Shreveport. Neither column made it. Steele, harassed by Confederate raids on his supplies, never left Arkansas.
Arkansas Post National Monument • Fort Curtis/Helena Civil War • MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History • Pea Ridge National Military Park • Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park • Red River Campaign state parks • Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park / Little Rock Campaign