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Historic Site

Ditch Bayou Battlefield

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Hwy 82/278
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.