Civil War  |  Historic Site

Reed's Bridge Battlefield


Ark. 161
Jacksonville, AR 72076
United States

This site, which includes seven acres on the banks of the Bayou Meto, is where Confederates stopped Union troops in August 1863 by burning the bridge. The escalated tensions from the battle led to a duel a week later between two Confederate commanders, Gen. Lucius M. Walker and Gen. John Sappington Marmaduke.