Battle of Prairie D’Ane Facts

April 9–13, 1864

Battle of Prairie D'Ane facts, including dates, location, casualties, leaders, who won, and more interesting facts you might not know. This fact sheet provides a quick overview of the battle and is for kids doing research and students preparing for the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam.

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