1863 – (Civil War) Battle of Chalk Bluff, Arkansas

The Battle of Chalk Bluff was the last engagement in Confederate General John S. Marmaduke’s second expedition into Missouri (also known as the Cape Girardeau Raid), April 17-May 2, 1863. Marmaduke’s troops fortified a bluff above the flooded St. Francis River in order to hold off Union troops while a bridge was made. On May 1, they kept Union forces at bay and on May 2 escaped across the river. The 1st Wisconsin Cavalry fought in this battle.