July 21, 2010
In the early spring of 1864, Union troops on board the steamer Dove came around this White River bend near Augusta (Woodruff County). On April 1, 1864, these same Union soldiers were engaged with Confederate forces in the Action at Fitzhugh’s Woods. Union forces had been dispatched to Woodruff County to disrupt Confederate operations and attempts at recruitment in the area. The action, though light in casualties, hampered Confederate movement and delayed recruitment until the summer.