Shooting of Ben McCulloch - Leetown Battlefield - Pea Ridge National Battlefield, Garfield, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 26.704 W 094° 03.142
15S E 405686 N 4033829
Quick Description: Nearly a thousand soldiers representing the people from the Cherokee Nation fought for the Rebel cause in these fields.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 1/22/2015 7:30:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMN92Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
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Long Description:

County of marker: Benton County
Location of marker: Military Park Rd., Leetown Battlefield - Stop 4, Pea Ridge National Battlefield
Marker erected by: National Park Service

This next stop is Leetown Waystation. First you should try and imagine thsse fields filled with soldiers,, artillery and cavalry. A young soldier from the state of Illinois looking across these fields noticed a Confederate officer emerging from the woods to the northwest.
He raised his rifled musket and fired and the officer second in command in the Confederate forces fell dead.

Marker Text:
    Shooting of Ben McCulloch

Ben McCulloch commanding Confederate troops north of Leetown, fell about 2 p.m. while riding out to examine the Union position. Private Pelican, 36th Illinois Infantry, probably fired the shot.

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