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

The Dead of Prairie Grove

 
 
The Dead of Prairie Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
1. The Dead of Prairie Grove Marker
Inscription. The men who died on this field on December 7, 1862 are buried in the soldier cemeteries in Fayetteville. 700 unknown Confederate soldiers are in the cemetery maintained by the Southern Memorial Association on East Mountain. The Union dead are in the Fayetteville National Cemetery. The commanding Generals reported 339 dead and 1,630 wounded in action. The records show that many of the wounded died -- 430 in the army hospitals of Fayetteville, 150 in the churches and homes of Cane Hill, and others in homes along the Cove Creek and Telegraph roads. The losses were about 10 per cent of the troops engaged.
 
Erected by State of Arkansas.
 
Location. 35° 59.125′ N, 94° 18.311′ 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. Herron's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Blocher's Arkansas Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Archibald Borden House
The Dead of Prairie Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
2. The Dead of Prairie Grove Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel John C. Black (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Arkansas Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 26th Indiana and 37th Illinois Infantry (about 300 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 . . .
1. Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Fayetteville National Cemetery. Opened a few years after the war, by 1871 over 1,200 internments were made in the cemetery. Many of those were unknown soldiers. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery. A list of Confederates buried in the cemetery. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Slopes of Battle Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
3. Slopes of Battle Ridge
Looking down the ridge from near the marker's location. The fields here were covered with dead and wounded in the aftermath of the Federal attacks and Confederate counterattacks.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 977 times since then and 2 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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