There were over 700 military actions in Arkansas throughout the Civil War!
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Below is the legend that explains the difference between the various “actions” throughout the Civil War in Arkansas:

Battle: a prolonged combat involving large armies

Engagement: a general encounter between armies, or a minor encounter between smaller forces

Skirmish: a small encounter, usually incidental to a larger military movement

Action: active, frequently sharp, offensive and defensive movements; the term affair simply means a fight.

Reconnaissance: an examination of a territory to gain information; a scout is much the same

Expedition: a journey for a specific purpose

Operation: a complete military action or mission of some kind

Demonstration: an exhibition of force

Siege: a continued attempt to gain possession of a place