Near Garfield in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
That Beautiful Charge
March 8, 1862 - Mid-Morning
Eugene B. Payne, captain, 37th Illinois Infantry Regiment
When the bugles sounded the charge at 10:00 a.m., standing here were 10,000 Union men - an entire army visible from one place. During the Civil War such a sight was so rare that its terrifying grandeur seared itself into the memory of every man present.
The Union battle line stretched about a mile across the field before you.
Erected by Pea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 26.84′ N, 94° 1.536′ 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 ten, the Federal Line, on the driving tour of Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Dat De Shpot, Sergent!" (here, next to this marker); A Perfect Storm of Shot and Shell (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Sunset (approx. ¼ mile away); They Passed This Way (approx. 0.4 miles away); It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw... (approx. half a mile away); Night Moves (approx. half a mile away); Slaughter in the Rocks (approx. half a mile away); Fiery Finale on Ruddick's Field (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garfield.
Also see . . .
1. Pea Ridge National Military Park. (Submitted on September 13, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The Battle of Pea Ridge. Civil War Preservation Trust resource page for the battle. (Submitted on September 13, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 851 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.