Sons of Texas who Served at Elkhorn Tavern ~ Pea Ridge, AR
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N 36° 27.241 W 094° 06.899
15S E 400086 N 4034885
Quick Description: Texas memorial in an Arkansas town.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2009 11:14:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM6HQP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:

Marker Erected by: State of Texas.
Date Marker Erected: 1964, A Memorial to Texans Who Served the Confederacy.
County of Marker: Benton County.
Location of Marker: W. Pickens Rd. & N. Curtis Ave., city park, Pea Ridge.
Marker Text:

MARCH 7-8, 1862

In Van Dorn's attack of March 7, these
Texas units under Brig. Gen. Ben
McCulloch assaulted the Union right

3rd Texas Cavalry (South Kansas-Texas
Regt.) - Col. Elkanah Greer, Lt. Col. Walter
P. Lane
Capt. O.G. Welch's Squadron (Attached to
3rd Texas Cavalry).

6th Texas Cavalry - Col. B.W. Stone.
Young's (11th) Texas Cavalry - Lt. Col.
James J. Diamond.
Sims (9th) Texas Cavalry - Col. William
Sims, Lt. Col. William Quayle.
Whitfield's (4th) Texas Cavalry Bn. -
Maj. John W. Whitfield.

Texas Unit Supporting Maj. Gen.
Sterling Price's Flank attack on the
Union extreme left and rear was
Good's Battery - Capt. J.J. Good.

Brig. Gen. Ben McCulloch of Texas was
killed in the action. "A bolder soldier
never died for his country." - Van Dorn.

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History of Marker:
On the night of March 6, Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn set out to outflank the Union position near Pea Ridge, dividing his army into two columns. Learning of Van Dorn’s approach, the Federals marched north to meet his advance on March 7. This movement—compounded by the killing of two generals, Brig. Gen. Ben McCulloch and Brig. Gen. James McQueen McIntosh, and the capture of their ranking colonel—halted the Rebel attack. Van Dorn led a second column to meet the Federals in the Elkhorn Tavern and Tanyard area. By nightfall, the Confederates controlled Elkhorn Tavern and Telegraph Road. The next day, Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis, having regrouped and consolidated his army, counterattacked near the tavern and, by successfully employing his artillery, slowly forced the Rebels back. Running short of ammunition, Van Dorn abandoned the battlefield. The Union controlled Missouri for the next two years.

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