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Ditch Bayou Battlefield

Lake Chicot State Park, State Highway 257, Lake Village, AR 71653, USA

Roadside exhibits interpret the 1864 Battle of Ditch Bayou, in which a small Confederate force under Col. Colton Greene inflicted heavy casualties on a much larger Union formation commanded by Gen. A.J. Smith. This was the largest battle in Chicot County and the last significant battle on Arkansas soil. It is part of a driving tour of Civil War sites along Lake Chicot. Brochures are available at Lake Chicot State Park.


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From I-20 at Tallulah, Louisiana, take Highway 65 north 85 miles to the intersection with Highway 82 in Chicot County, Arkansas. Turn right and proceed east for 2 miles. The exhibits are on the left.

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Wayside exhibits, handicapped accessible, brochures

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Daily: Sunrise to sunset.



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