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

Blunt's Attack

 
 
Blunt's Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
1. Blunt's Attack Marker
Inscription. From this spot the observer is viewing the terrain over which General James G. Blunt's 1st Division advanced on the afternoon of December 7, 1862, to attack the Confederate left and relieve the pressure on General F. J. Herron's 2nd and 3rd divisions which had been engaged since early morning. Blunt had been in camp at Cane Hill and was bypassed by General T. C. Hindman's army on the night of December 6. Blunt marched his men to Rhea's Mill on Sunday morning, December 7, and entered the battle here at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
 
Location. 35° 59.021′ N, 94° 18.625′ W. Marker is in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of South Battlefield Park Road (County Route 80) and East Douglas Street (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling north on South Battlefield Park Road. 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. March of the Armies (a few steps from this marker); General Shaver's Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Prairie Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Thomas C. Hindman
Blunt's Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
2. Blunt's Attack Marker
(within shouting distance of 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); Hindman Hall Museum (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Prairie Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Battle of Prairie Grove. From the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Blunt's Attack image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
3. Blunt's Attack
View from a battlefield overlook about 1000 yards due west of the marker location, along Collins Drive. Blunt's command attacked across Crawford's Prairie toward the camera. Confederates of Frost's Division defended upon the ridge line here.
Site of the Morton House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
4. Site of the Morton House
The William Morton house stood near this tour stop at the time of the battle. Portions of Blunt's command, the 10th and 13th Kansas Infantry, advanced from here toward the Confederate lines. The stop is on Jenkins Road, about 2000 yards from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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