Confederate Attack - March 7, 1862 ~ Garfield, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 27.237 W 094° 00.913
15S E 409027 N 4034778
Quick Description: The battle begins as the Confederates come down the Telegraph Road from the North
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2015 6:24:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMNHE1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
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Long Description:

County of markers: Benton County
Location of markers: Elkhorn Tavern, Old Wire Rd. & Park Military Rd., Pea Ridge National Battlefield
Markers erected by: National Park Service

Marker text:

Confederate Attack
MARCH 7, 1862
At Williams Hollow, one mile north, the Confederate left wing divided in preparation for battle.
   1. A column of artillery and infantry advanced up the hollow.
   2. Another followed Telegraph Road.
   3. The third cut over Pea Ridge.
   4. Confederates drove back a small Unon force posted by the provost marshal.
   5. Union reinforcements arrived. The battle raged until evening.

All units moves, elaborate map and details can be seen at the Civil War Trust site

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History of Marker:
"Keeping Missouri in the Union was one of the prime objectives of the Federal government during the first year of the Civil War. It was the reason for the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Missouri in August of 1861, and it was one of the reasons for the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas in March, 1862. "The Pea Ridge Campaign began Christmas Day 1861, when General Samuel R. Curtis was appointed to command the Federal Southwestern District of Missouri. His main objective was to drive out the Confederates, and by mid February, 1862 his troops had chased Major General Sterling Price and the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard into Arkansas. "In the Boston Mountains south of Fayetteville, Price joined forces with Brigadier General Ben McCulloch, and on March 4th, this combined 16,000 man army marched north under the command of Major General Earl Van Dorn." ~ Legends of America

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