||Dwindling supplies for his army at Camden forced Maj. Gen. Fred Steele to send out a foraging party
to gather corn that the Confederates had stored about twenty miles up the Prairie D’Ane-Camden Road on White
Oak Creek. The party loaded the corn into wagons, and on April 18, Col. James M. Williams started his return to
Camden. Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke’s and Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey’s Confederate forces arrived at Lee
Plantation, about fifteen miles from Camden, where they engaged Williams. The Rebels eventually attacked Williams
in the front and rear forcing him to retreat north into a marsh where his men regrouped and then fell back to
Camden. The Union lost 198 wagons and all the corn.