Battle of Brownsville
On August 25, 1863, U.S. and Confederate Cavalry clashed near here. The
involving approximately 7,000 men occurred east of the town.
After a brief artillery duel,
Col. Geiger's U.S. Troopers forced the retreat of
Gen Marmaduke's CS force. Marmaduke formed new battle lines 6 miles to the
west. The Union advance was repulsed, but the Confederates were forced to
retreat in less than 3 weeks. The Union advance on Little Rock ended in
success. Lonoke County Historical Commission.