Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Heritage Park / Little Rock Campaign

Reeds's Bridge marker

Interpretive sign at Reed’s Bridge battlefield park

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.
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