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Prairie D'Ane
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Civil War Arkansas


American Civil War
April 9-13, 1864

On April 10, Major General Fred Steele's Union forces, combined with Brigadier General John M. Thayer's division, marched south from the Cornelius Farm. 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 Steele to divert line of march forces away from Shreveport toward Camden.

Major General Sterling Price's Confederates returned to Prairie D'Ane on April 13, falling upon Steele's rearguard under Thayer.

After a four-hour battle, Price disengaged, and Steele's column continued to Camden, occupying the city.

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Nevada County

Campaign: Camden Expedition (1864)

Date(s): April 9-13, 1864

Principal Commanders: Major General Fred Steele [US]; Major General Sterling Price [CS]

Forces Engaged: Department of Arkansas [US]; District of Arkansas [CS]

Estimated Casualties: Unknown

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