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

Rhea's Mill

Battle Monument

 
 
Rhea's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
1. Rhea's Mill Marker
Inscription. This tower was the chimney of Rhea's Mill, which stood 6 miles northwest of this spot. The mill was operated by the Federal army before and after the battle of Prairie Grove. General Blunt's supply train was at Rhea's during the battle, under guard of General Frederick Salomon's troops.

The tower is 55 feet high and weighs 200,000 pounds. It is 8 feet square at the base and tapers to 4 by 4 feet at the top. It contains 700 stones. The chimney was taken down at Rhea's and reerected here as a memorial to the men who fought on this field December 7, 1862. The tower was given to Battlefield Park in 1957 by Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Mennecke.
 
Location. 35° 59.006′ N, 94° 18.603′ W. Marker is in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker is on East Douglas Street (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located near 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron (here, next to this marker); Major General Thomas C. Hindman (here, next to this marker); Battlefield Park (a few steps from this marker);
Rhea's Mill Tower image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
2. Rhea's Mill Tower
Battle of Prairie Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); March of the Armies (within shouting distance of this marker); Blunt's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Morrow House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Prairie Grove.
 
Also see . . .  Prairie Grove Battlefield Park. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Millstones at the Base of the Tower image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
3. Millstones at the Base of the Tower
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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