State Highway 161, Jacksonville AR 72076
Union troops approaching the state capital at Little Rock suffered a temporary setback here Aug 26, 1863, when Confederates put up a fight at Reed’s Bridge across Bayou Meto. The Confederates eventually withdrew closer to Little Rock. Union commanders found a different way in and the city fell a few weeks later. An interpreted walking trail takes visitors through a well-preserved section of the battlefield.
Open daylight hours.
Little Rock campaign tour brochure: littlerock.com/travel-tools/information/
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