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

Herron's Attack

 
 
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By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
1. Herron's Attack Marker
Inscription. From this spot the observer is viewing the fields over which General F.J. Herron's army advanced on the morning of December 7, 1862, to attack the Confederate position on this ridge. Because the ford of the Illinois River was under artillery fire, Herron crossed northwest of the ford, or almost directly north of this spot. His army consisted of troops from Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Arkansas. Herron's divisions bore the brunt of the battle until 2 P.M., when Blunt's army came to his aid. Blunt's army entered the battle one mile west of this spot.
 
Location. 35° 59.124′ N, 94° 18.285′ W. Marker is in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the walking trail at stop four, the Borden House, of 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. Blocher's Arkansas Battery (a few steps from this marker); Archibald Borden House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dead of Prairie Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Indiana and 37th Illinois Infantry
Herron's Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
2. Herron's Attack Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel John C. Black (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 29th Arkansas Infantry (about 400 feet away); The Lord's Vineyard (approx. mile away); Morrow House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prairie Grove.
 
Also see . . .  Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Herron's Attacks image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
3. Herron's Attacks
Herron launched two main assaults on the ridge, both centered to the east of the Borden House. This view looks along the tour road in that vicinity. The attack by 3rd Division, under Colonel William Orme, hit the ridge around 2 A.M. The second attack by 2nd Division, under Colonel Daniel Huston, was launched about thirty minutes later.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 5 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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