In the spring of 1864, two vast armies converged on the Saline River swamp in Southern Arkansas culminating in the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry.
The largest battle of the 1864 Camden Expedition fought in the midst of the Saline River swamp with over 13,000 troops actively engaged in the battle resulting in over 1,000 casualties.
The first book in over fifty years written on the battle containing newly discovered maps and photographs.
The area where the battle was fought is similar to as it was in 1864 with dense woods and swampy conditions. The site of the battle is now on private property but there is a nearby state park at the site of the Federal crossing, containing interpretive markers and picnic tables.
Joe Walker conducts free tours of the Jenkins' Ferry Battlefield throughout the year. Check back to this website for an announcement of the next tour!
Jenkins Ferry State Park, HIGHWAY 46, Leola, Arkansas 72084, United States