Elkhorn Tavern - March 7-8 1862 - Garfield, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 27.221 W 094° 00.929
15S E 409002 N 4034749
Quick Description: The two days of battle are outlined and maped
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 1/18/2015 5:55:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMN897
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 1:

Elkhorn Tavern
March 7, 1862
Part of the Confederate army marched out to William Hollow, split, and early on the morning advanced to battle.

   1. General Slack fell leading his columns over Pea Ridge.
   2. After hand fighting, Union troops gave ground by 3 p. m.
   3. Confederates drove Union troops of the ridge.
   4. And Captured 2 cannon.
   5. At dark, Southerners held Elkhorn Tavern and Pea Ridge

At move elaborate map and details can be seen at the Civil War Trust site

Marker 2:

Elkhorn Tavern
March 8, 1862
With the Union army intact, Confederates faced a second day of battle.

   1. Union cannon opened fire.
   2. Confederates guns replied.
   3. More Union artillery swept the base and crest of Pea Ridge.
   4. By 10 a.m. Confederate ammunition ran low.
   5. The Confederates withdrew, some eastward.
   6. The rest back to Williams Hollow then east.
   7. Union troops mistakenly pursued stragglers up Telegraph Road.

Again a more detail account can be read at the Civil War Trust.

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History of Marker:
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