The city of Jacksonville is known for its military history. Most people in the state know about the Air Force base in Jacksonville, but they probably don’t know about the famous Civil War battle that took place in the area.
The Battle of Reed’s Bridge took place in Jacksonville in 1863 and was one of Arkansas’ last stands before the Union Army captured Little Rock. Relive the history at this landmark by visiting the grounds to take a tour of the battlefield that includes an 1860-era replica homestead and a walking trail with narrative historical markers highlighting the battle along the way. As you explore, feel free to enjoy a picnic or take pictures of the historic scenery.