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

Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron

 
 
Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
1. Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron Marker
Inscription. General James G. Blunt
General Blunt of Kansas commanded the First Division of the Federal army in the battle of Prairie Grove. He was made Brigadier General in April 1862 and given command of all Kansas troops. His army was at Cane Hill December 6, 1862 but reached this field at 2 p.m. on December 7, to relieve General Herron's army.

General Francis J. Herron
General Herron of Iowa, in command of the 2nd and 3rd divisions of the Federal Army, was encamped at Wilson's Creek, Mo., when Blunt summoned him to Cane Hill. A forced march of 100 miles in 3 days brought Herron's army to Prairie Grove early on the morning of December 7, 1862. His army bore the brunt of the battle until relieved by Blunt.
 
Location. 35° 59.003′ N, 94° 18.601′ 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. Rhea's Mill (here, next to this marker); Major General Thomas C. Hindman (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Park
Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
2. Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Historic Wall (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Prairie Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); March of the Armies (within shouting distance of this marker); Morrow House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blunt's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Prairie Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Prairie Grove Battlefield Park. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. James G. Blunt. Blunt was a veteran of the Kansas border war that preceded the Civil War. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Francis J. Herron. Biography of Herron from Civil War Preservation Trust. (Submitted on September 4, 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 848 times since then and 8 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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