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Prairie Grove in Washington County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle of Prairie Grove

December 7, 1862

 
 
Battle of Prairie Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
1. Battle of Prairie Grove Marker
Inscription. The battle on this field was fought between the Confederate army of General T.C. Hindman (Arkansas) and Federal forces commanded by Generals James G. Blunt (Kansas) and F.J. Herron (Iowa). Battlefield Park occupies the approximate center of the Confederate position. From 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. the contest was between Herron, attacking from the north, and the Confederate defenders of this ridge. From 2 o'clock until dark, the battle was chiefly against Blunt's army, attacking from the northwest. Hindman reported that he had 11,000 troops engaged. Blunt's report gives his force as 8,000 and Herron's as 5,000. The Confederate loss in killed, wounded, and missing was 1,317. The Federal loss was 1,148. During the night of December 7-8 the Confederate army withdrew to Van Buren.
 
Erected by State of Arkansas.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
 
Location. 35° 59.004′ N, 94° 18.619′ W. Marker is in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Douglas Street (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling west on East Douglas Street. Click for map. Located at the entrance to Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Prairie Grove AR 72753, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Markers and Monuments in front of Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
2. Markers and Monuments in front of Visitor Center
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General Thomas C. Hindman (a few steps from this marker); March of the Armies (a few steps from this marker); Rhea's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Blunt's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Hindman Hall Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); General Shaver's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Prairie Grove.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Prairie Grove by Markers
 
Also see . . .
1. Prairie Grove Battlefield Park. (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Battle of Prairie Grove. From the Encyclopedia of Arkansas. (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,264 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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