|The Battle of Cane Hill marker on Highway 45 in
Cane Hill. There is very little interpretation available
on the battlefield.
|The old Cane Hill College building still stands in
Cane Hill. This structure is of post-Civil War
construction, but the site was a functioning college
when the war erupted.
|The historic marker at Cane Hill College. This
institution was the first college in the state of
Arkansas and was a predecessor of today's
University of the Ozarks.
|This is a view looking west from the college grounds
to the commanding hill overlooking the town.
Confederates used hills like this as artillery positions
during the battle.
|The old road leading by the college is one of the
original roads of the town. The Federal troops
attacked from the north.
|The Confederates took advantage of ravines like
this one to force the Federals to attack on narrow
|After the fighting moved beyond Cane Hill (actually
three connected villages), it spread into ridges
south and southeast of town.
|The Confederates made a determined stand on the
mountain separating Cane Hill from the Cove
Creek valley. Heavy fighting and shelling took place
here where the old road crosses over the mountain.
|After the fight on the mountain, the Federals
pursued the Confederates down into Cove Creek
Valley. This valley was a scene of constant activity
during the war as both armies marched back and
forth along Cove Creek Road.
|The final shots of the battle took place near here on
Cove Creek Road. The road passes through a
narrow spot where the Confederates were able to
lay a successful ambush and drive back the
Federals. Darkness and a Confederate request to
remove dead and wounded brought an end to the
|Copyright 2011 by Dale Cox
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