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Near Garfield in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pea Ridge

Confederate Monument

 
 
Pea Ridge Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
1. Pea Ridge Confederate Monument
At one time a road passed just behind the memorial. Years before the park was established, the memorial was damaged by vehicle traffic on at least one occasion. Sections of the memorial are out of place, with the Texas star on the front, instead of over McCulloch's name. Furthermore, the "left" side may have been the back at one point.
Inscription. (Front):
The Brave
Confederate
dead
who fell on
this field
Mar., 6,7, & 8
1862.
The graves of our dead with the grass evergreen
May yet form the footstool of Liberty's throne;
And each single rock in the war-path of Alight.
Small yet be a rock in the Temple of Right.

(Right):
General
James
McIntosh
of Arkansas
Oh give me the land with a grave in each spot.
And names in the graves that shall not be forgot;
Give me the land of the wreck and the lamb,
There's a grandeur in graves - There's a glory in gloom

(Back):
General
Ben
McCulloch
of Texas
O give me a land where the ruins are spread
And the living tread light on the hearts of the dead.
Or give me a land that is best by the dust.
and bright with the deeds of down-trodden just.

(Left):
General
W.Y.
Slack
of Missouri

 
Erected 1886.
 
Marker series.
Front of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
2. Front of Memorial
Note the star at the top of this side.
This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
 
Location. 36° 27.177′ N, 94° 1.005′ W. Marker is near Garfield, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is on Military Park Road (County Road 65), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at stop eight, Elkhorn Tavern, on the driving tour of Pea Ridge National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Garfield AR 72732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remembrance and Reunion (a few steps from this marker); Reunited Soldiery Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Pea Ridge and the Trail of Tears (within shouting distance of this marker); Lifeline for Two Armies (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Disastrous Retreat (about 500 feet away); Vulnerable in Victory (about 500 feet away); Elkhorn Tavern Taken (about 600 feet away); The Butterfield Overland Mail Route (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garfield.
 
Related markers.
Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
3. Right Side
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Pea Ridge Battlefield by Markers
 
Also see . . .  Pea Ridge National Military Park. (Submitted on September 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
4. Back of Memorial
Left Side of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
5. Left Side of Memorial
There is no lower inscription on this side.
Pea Ridge Confederate Monument,<br>Remembrance and Reunion marker,<br>and Reunited Soldiery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 1, 2015
6. Pea Ridge Confederate Monument,
Remembrance and Reunion marker,
and Reunited Soldiery Monument
View to west from Park Tour Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,438 times since then and 127 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on February 23, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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