helby's Missouri raid
Marmaduke's attack on Pine Bluff
advance on Little Rock proposed and abando.
He was sending scouts in the direction of Pine Bluff, Little Rock and Hot Springs.
While the a, Marmaduke, with his division, marched upon Pine Bluff, which the enemy had occupied a few days aft a night march from Princeton, he arrived at Pine Bluff on October 25th, and sent a flag to the comm the streets leading to the public square in Pine Bluff, and planted six mountain howitzers and thre Missouri cavalry.
Although the attack on Pine Bluff failed of its object, it had a wholesome effThe next day the First Iowa cavalry, sent to Pine Bluff, followed on the trail of Marmaduke to Tulip had prudently fortified his key points.
At Pine Bluff were intrenchments inclosing the principal prd Arkadelphia.
Leaving a force of 2,500 at Pine Bluff, under Col. Powell Clayton, which cooperatedd at Mount Elba by a party of the enemy from Pine Bluff and completely routed.—Price's Report. Steel