May 19, 1864
The Skirmish at Norristown took place. A brief engagement, this skirmish was part of Brigadier General Joseph O. Shelbys expedition across much of Arkansas in the summer of 1864. While trying to cross the Arkansas River near present-day Russellville (Pope County), Shelbys men were attacked by a Federal patrol tasked with shadowing the Confederates. Ultimately inconclusive, this skirmish was one of many between Shelbys Confederate forces and Union troops during the expedition.