Jenkins Ferry, the site of a significant Civil War battle

Like many state waterways, the Saline River winds through several Arkansas counties. On the Saline in Grant County, just south of Sheridan is Jenkins Ferry State Park

It’s a small park, just a pavilion and a few picnic tables.

These days, kids enjoy the cool waters of the Saline for their summer entertainment. But 146 years ago, the cries heard here were not of children having fun, they were men losing their lives in battle.

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