Related Internet Sites for Battle
of Poison Spring
Kansas (Colored) Volunteers
- A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers
site, prepared by Bruce Demaree, a teacher in Towanda, Kansas, giving a
comprehensive history of this Black unit of the Camden expedition who fought
in the Battles of Poison Springs, Marks' Mills, and Jenkin's Ferry. This
site also has documents and teaching units.
Summaries of the Red River Campaign and Camden Expedition
- Provides brief accounts of each of the battles of these campaigns.
Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War
- This lesson from the Teaching with Documents Program of the National
Archives surveys several topics on this subject. The bluecoat's memoir
deals especially with Black soldiers in the camden expedition.
- The Civil War in Arkansas
- This comprehensive Internet site is the work of the Civil War Round
Table of Arkansas. It has a searchable database prepared by the Arkansas
Historic Preservation Program that lists all military actions in the state
by date and location. It provides accounts of all major battles as well
as guides to their respective historic parks, including the battles at Poison Springs,
Marks Mills and
for which there are state parks. It has a bibliography of the principal
books on the war in Arkansas, a listing of various groups interested in
preserving Civil War history, and links to other relevant Internet sites.
Map of Civil War Battles
- A map of the state with the principal Civil War battles marked. It
has links to short descriptions of each battle.
- The Battle of Prairie
- An account of the battle by J.H. Atkinson, early 20th century historian
of Arkansas, from a copy at the Nevada County Depot Musem.
- The Battle
of Marks Mills
- Two amateur enthusiasts of Civil War history, Wayne Beck of Arkansas
and Kenneth Byrd of Indiana, collaborated on this site focusing upon the
Arkansas Civil War soldiers which also contains a short account of the
Red River Campaign and its principal battles in Arkansas, one of which
was the Battle of Marks Mills.
- Newspaper Articles
from Camden Expedition
- A series of contemporary news articles re-published in 1989 by the
Grant County Museum. Unfortunately, little information is provided about
the dates or sources from which the articles came.
- The Red River
- A general overview of the Red River Campaign, of which the Camden Expedition
and the Battle of Marks Mills were a part, that includes the official report
of Confederate General E. Kirby Smith. This material is from a larger site
on the Civil War prepared by Dick Weeks, an amateur enthusiast of Civil
County History and Culture
- Carol Smith's site for the Arkansas Genealogy GenWeb Project, part
of the USGenWeb Project, a volunteer-created effort to set up websites
for genealogical research in every county and state of the United States.
Ouachita's site has a lot of general historical information about Camden
and the county.