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Elkinís Ferry  

Other Names: Okolona

Location: Clark County and Nevada County

Campaign: Camden Expedition (1864)

Date(s): 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 Elkinís Ferry before the Confederates. As they crossed, the Confederates attempted to stop them but to no avail.

Result(s): Union victory

CWSAC Reference #: AR012

Preservation Priority: II.3 (Class C)

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