Friends of Jenkins Ferry Battlefield
News: The friends of Jenkins Ferry Battlefield announces the completion of the DRAFT of the Preservation Plan funded by the American Battlefield Protection Program (National Parks Service). Our consultants, Mudpuppy & Waterdog, Inc. has prepared a 150-page document outlining the preservation plan in detail. This document is available HERE for public review.
“…it is difficult to conceive of ground more unfavorable on which to fight a battle that in the vicinity of Jenkins’ Ferry. The battlefield was a low swamp in the Saline River bottoms, which was rendered almost impassable by the rains which had previously fallen and the bayous and lagoons which intersected it in every direction. It was over this marshy ground that my men marched and fought for nearly an hour. Their exhaustion and fatigue at the close of the action can better be imagined than portrayed.”
-Confederate Colonel Simon P. Burns of the 11th Missouri
What is the Friends of Jenkins Ferry?
The Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield exist, “to protect, preserve and promote the historical significance of the Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield through funding and development of educational programs and community outreach efforts, including: tours, re-enactments, research, publications, lectures, workshops and preservation of battlefield property.”
The Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield exists to promote the Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield specifically to:
(a) Educate the public on the historical significance of the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry.
(b) Develop funding lifelines with business, as well as local, county and state governments and educational institutions.
(c) Advertise and promote the economic benefits to the local economy as a heritage destination.
(d) Work alongside battlefield property owners to encourage preservation of the battlefield from future development.
(e) Develop interpretive programs that provide a visual and/or oral history of the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry.
(f) Provide area schools with materials to aid in educating students on the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry.
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