Battle of Fort HindmanThe Battle of Fort Hindman was a battle of the American Civil War which took place on 9 January through 11 January 1863 near the mouth of the Arkansas River at Arkansas Post, Arkansas.
The Confederate Army constructed an earthen fortification near Arkansas Post to protect the Arkansas River and as a base for disrupting shipping on the Mississippi River. The fort was named Fort Hindman in honor of General Thomas C. Hindman of Arkansas. The fortification was seized by a Federal amphibious force backed by ironclad warships.
The result of the battle were 6,547 total casualties and an end to Confederate interference with Union shipping. US forces suffered 1,047 casualties and the Confederate forces suffered 5,500 casualties.