A Union force escorted 240 wagons from Camden to Pine Bluff to pick up supplies and transport them back to Major General Fred Steele's army.
At first the Union escort rebuffed Rebel attempts to halt them. Then the Confederates moved in on the Union rear and front, causing a rout.
The Rebels captured most of the men and all of the supply wagons.
Thus, Steele gave up all thoughts of uniting with Major General Nathaniel Banks on the Red River and realized that he had to save his army.
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: Cleveland County
Campaign: Camden Expedition (1864)
Date(s): April 25, 1864
Principal Commanders: Lieutenant Colonel Francis Drake [US]; Brigadier General James B. Fagan [CS]
Forces Engaged: Infantry brigade [US]; two divisions [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 1,793 total (US 1,500; CS 293)