Leetown Battlefield - March 7, 1862 - Pea Ridge National Battlefield, Garfield, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 26.684 W 094° 03.142
15S E 405686 N 4033792
Quick Description: Morning and afternoon events at this location
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 1/22/2015 7:04:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMN92M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
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Long Description:

County of markers: Benton County
Location of markers: Stop 4 turnout, Park Military Rd., Pea Ridge National Battlefield
Markers erected by: National Park Service

Marker 1:

Leetown
Morning
March 7, 1862
The Confederates launched their main attacks from the west end of Pea Ridge. Cavalry under McIntosh and Pike's Indians struck Union troops in the fields west of Round Top, drove them back and captured three cannons.

Marker 2:
     Leetown
     Afternoon
     March 7, 1862

The reinforced Union line held.
   1. Artillery fire broke up the Indian unit.
   2. Continued cavalry attacks failed.
   3. Confederate Generals McCulloch and
   4. McIntosh were killed in quick succession.
   5. A new Confederate drive succeeded briefly, but
   6. The Union counterattack captured
   7. Colonel Hébert.
The Southern drive was halted ad repulsed.

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