Today in History:

Elkin's Ferry

Battle Name: Elkin’s Ferry
Other Names: Okolona
State: Arkansas
Location: Clark County and Nevada County
Campaign: Camden Expedition (1864)
Dates: April 3-4, 1864
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Fred Steele [US]; Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke [CS]
Forces Engaged: 3rd Division, VII Corps and 2 cavalry brigades [US]; 3 cavalry brigades [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 92 total (US 38; CS 54)
Description: During the expedition, Union forces sought a ford to cross the Little Missouri River because other roads were impassible. They reached Elkin’s Ferry before the Confederates. As they crossed, the Confederates attempted to stop them but to no avail.
Results: Union victory

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