Battle of Palarm

Painting by James M. Fortenbury (b. 1847) of the Battle of Palarm, a skirmish of the Brooks-Baxter War in 1874. Pictured is the Baxter steamboat Hallie, which was captured by Brooks’s forces on the Arkansas River near the mouth of Palarm Creek.

Soldiers on river bank between trees point and fire their guns at a steamboat on the river with mountains in background

Courtesy of the Arkansas State Archives