Battle of Prairie D’Ane Facts

April 9–13, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Prairie D'Ane, (aka Skirmish at Prairie D'Ane, Battle of Gum Springs, or Battle of Moscow),

Portrait of Frederick Steele

Union forces commanded by Major General Frederick Steele (pictured here) defeated Major General Sterling Price’s Confederates at the Battle of Prairie D’Ane during the Camden Expedition in southwestern Arkansas in 1864.



  • April 9-13, 1864


  • Nevada County, Arkansas


Principal Union Commander:

  • Major General Frederick Steele

Principal Confederate Commander:

Union Forces Engaged:

  • VII Corps (Department of Arkansas)

Confederate Forces Engaged:

  • District of Arkansas

Estimated Union Losses:

  • 100 (killed, wounded, or captured)

Estimated Confederate Losses:

  • 50 (killed, wounded, or captured)


  • Union Victory

Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Prairie D’Ane Facts
  • Date April 9–13, 1864
  • Author
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date June 1, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 15, 2022

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