Frederick Steele’s Federal Army of Arkansas enters the state capital after two top Confederate commanders fight a duel and Sterling Price’s Confederate army withdraws.
Federal forces slowly advance toward the Arkansas capital of Little Rock, while Confederate defenders struggle to maintain control of the city.
A Federal force led by Frederick Steele advances westward from Helena, Arkansas, to capture the state capital of Little Rock.
Federals under John Pope overwhelm a force of Missouri State Guards and demoralize secessionists in the western part of the state.
May 2, 1864 – Major General Frederick Steele’s Federal Army of Arkansas began returning to Little Rock, while Federal naval forces on the Red River
April 30, 1864 – Confederates attacked Major General Frederick Steele’s Federal Army of Arkansas as it tried crossing the Saline River to get back to