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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Arkansas

 
Republican France Marker along walking trail west of Old Post Road. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
Republican France Marker along walking trail west of Old Post Road.
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1Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post — Republican France
When Napoleon I became Emperor of France in 1799, he envisioned the establishment of a vast "French Empire in America". He began in 1800 when he won control of Louisiana from Spain. Constant threat of war with England soon forced him to . . . Map (db m108650) HM
2Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post — Stone from Ruins of Old Bank
This Stone Was Taken from Ruins of Old Bank, built at Arkansas Post, 1839. Arkansas Post State Park. Created by Act of Legislature 1929. Introduced by Ballard Deane, Representative, Arkansas County. Act . . . Map (db m108550) HM
3Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post — The American Era
The land passed from France to the United States in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. Arkansas then became a territory on March 2, 1819: the Post of Arkansas was designated its capital. The Territorial Secretary Robert Crittendon, acting in . . . Map (db m108651) HM
4Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post — The European Settlement
The United States and several European powers vied for control of the lower Mississippi Valley. Arkansas Post was the key to that control. In 1541 Hernando de Soto explored the territory which is now Arkansas. Sieur de La Salle further . . . Map (db m108647) HM
5Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post — The French Period
The Regent of France authorized a settlement at the Post of Arkansas in 1722. These early settlers were on good terms with the Quapaw Indians who "exhibited a great spirit of friendliness and hospitality toward the French". Cotton was introduced . . . Map (db m108648) HM
6Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post — The Post of Arkansas
Here on the Grand Prairie you tread on soil laid down over the centuries as the mighty Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers brought down their precious cargoes of silt from the northern uplands. The footprints of many were pressed into this . . . Map (db m108486) HM
7Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post — The Post under Spain
In 1763 the Post of Arkansas became Spanish territory when, by the Treaty of Paris, the French King ceded Louisiana to Spain. For several years after the transfer, French officers and soldiers remained at Arkansas Post. In 1771 the . . . Map (db m108551) HM
8Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — Four guns...opened on us and a thousand rifles from the pits — Dyer Hitchcock, private, 23rd Wisconsin Infantry — Arkansas Post National Memorial —
A bitter winter rain had turned the ground to mud. But the Confederate soldiers had to keep digging. These rifle pits, lying just a few feet from where you stand, were far from finished. Though exhausted and hungry, the soldiers were ordered to . . . Map (db m107874) HM
9Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — On they come like an irresistible thunder bolt — William Heartsill, sergeant, 2nd Texas Cavalry — Arkansas Post National Memorial —
The Confederate scouts were alarmed. Looking down river to your right, one exclaimed, "One could hardly see anything in the background but smokestacks." Union soldiers disembarked from their transports. All night, knee deep in mud, they . . . Map (db m108509) HM
10Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — Our ironclads and gunboats knocked the fort to pieces — David D. Porter, rear admiral
You wouldn't have got us had it not been for your damned gunboats. John Dunnington, colonel, chief of ordnance Fort Hindman's cannon fired at the nine gunboats bearing down on them. Confederate gunners had . . . Map (db m108072) HM
11Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — 38,000 Reasons to Fight — Arkansas Post National Monument — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Half the Yankees in the West [were coming]. Confederate scout I expected Mary would be a widow before I got 10 rods [55 yards]. . . . Map (db m107858) HM
12Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — American Townsite — 1805 — 1840 — Frontier Settlement and Territorial Capitol
In the early 1800's the land in front of you was an important center of trade and government on the edge of the Arkansas River wilderness. Here were the homes, stores, taverns, mills, docks, and busy streets of the Post of Arkansas. This . . . Map (db m108428) HM
13Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — Edge of Empires
The succession of outposts here, remote from centers of New World empire, symbolized a dream of the imperial age: to connect the Gulf of Mexico to North America's vast interior by the great rivers that drained it. Following British . . . Map (db m108485) HM
14Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — First Post of Arkansas — 1686 — 1700 — The French Settlement of Henri de Tonti
Spanish Explorer Hernan de Soto passed this way in 1542. Nearly 130 years later Father Marquette, the French missionary and explorer, reached the nearby mouth of the Arkansas. In 1682 Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, claimed this territory for . . . Map (db m108407) HM
15Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — The Arkansas Posts — 1686 — 1863 — Two Centuries of Settlement on the Arkansas River
Arkansas Post was not a single fort and trading center. From 1686 until 1863 there were no fewer than seven posts on the Arkansas River between here and the Missişsippi. The flags of five nations flew over them. The 1686 post . . . Map (db m108464) HM
16Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — The Colbert Raid — April 17, 1783 — Arkansas Post in the American Revolution
During the American Revolution, Arkansas Post belonged to the Spanish, allies of the American patriots. In 1783, British partisans led by James Colbert raided the Spanish village and fort here. It was one of the last engagements of the . . . Map (db m108483) HM
17Arkansas (Arkansas County), Arkansas Post National Memorial — Where is Fort Hindman?
Standing here in January 1863, you would have seen Confederate Fort Hindman. In what is now the water, the fort stood atop a 25-foot high bluff The fort's cannon could fire a mile up or down the river to protect the breadbasket of Arkansas. The . . . Map (db m108511) HM
18Arkansas (Arkansas County), Crocketts Bluff — Captain Alf Johnson's Spy Company
On this site from September 1862 to January 1863 was the encampment of a celebrated Texas cavalry company. Captain Alf Johnson's Spy company was active in conducting reconnaissance and small unit actions near Helena while maintaining vigilance on . . . Map (db m107804) HM
19Arkansas (Arkansas County), Crocketts Bluff — Crocketts Bluff
Named for Captain Robert Crockett, grandson of the famous David (Davey) Crockett, this community was a flourishing river port during the second half of the 19th century. The Crockett Rifles (Company H, 1st Arkansas Infantry), first Confederate . . . Map (db m107807) HM
20Arkansas (Arkansas County), Gillett — 10 — Battle of Arkansas Post
On January 9, 1863, Gen. John McClernand and Adm. David D. Porter led a 30,000 man army and a flotilla of Union gunboats up the Arkansas River to confront Gen. T.J. Churchill's 5,000 Confederates at Arkansas Post. The gunboats bombarded Fort Hindman . . . Map (db m107701) HM
21Arkansas (Arkansas County), St. Charles — Engagement at St. Charles
Here on June 17, 1862 a Federal fleet of eight vessels attempted to force its way upstream past Confederate shore defenses commanded by Captain Joseph Fry. The Confederates disabled the Union gunboat Mound City with heavy casualties before . . . Map (db m107918) HM
22Arkansas (Arkansas County), St. Charles — J. Deane & Sons Hardware Store
J. Deane and Son was a hardware store that served this area beginning in 1890. During the steamboat era, St. Charles was a thriving river boat community and this was its largest retail outlet. Founded by Joe Deane, who arrived here . . . Map (db m108563) HM
23Arkansas (Arkansas County), St. Charles — St. Charles Battle Monument
[Northeast face] Officers and men killed on the U.S.S. Mound City {List of 124 dead} [Northwest face] Near this spot, on June 17, 1862, a decisive engagement was fought between the Conf- ederates entrenched and the . . . Map (db m108071) WM
24Arkansas (Arkansas County), Stuttgart — Camp Mitchell
In August and September, 1862, General Mosby M. Parsons and 800 men of the Missouri State Guard encamped here, after a perilous crossing of the Mississippi River into Desha County. This small force of infantry and artillery blocked enemy . . . Map (db m167369) HM
25Arkansas (Arkansas County), Stuttgart — Stuttgart Centennial — 1880-1980
The citzens at this time paused and reflected on those pioneers who with sweat and tears gave this community its heritage and traditions. This memorial recognizes the dedication and efforts of all those who made this centennial a year to remember . . . Map (db m167630) HM
26Arkansas (Arkansas County), Stuttgart — The Britsch Grocery
The Britsch Grocery Built on this site circa 1882-1883 Was the first store in downtown Stuttgart.Map (db m167401) HM
27Arkansas (Ashley County), Hamburg — F-18 — Ashley County Court House
The first court house in Ashley County was erected on this site in 1849. The county having been created the year before.Map (db m107740) HM
28Arkansas (Ashley County), Hamburg — 98 — Ashley County in the Civil War / 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment
Front Ashley County in the Civil War Thirteen companies were raised and organized in Ashley County for Confederate service during the Civil War: Co. F, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry; Cos. A, B, K and L, 3rd Arkansas Infantry; Co. F, 8th . . . Map (db m107691) HM
29Arkansas (Ashley County), Hamburg — Ashley County War Memorials — WWI - WWII / Korean - Vietnam
World War I Dedicated to the sons of Ashley County Arkansas Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice For Humanities Defense in the World War 1914 — 1918 _______ {List of the honored . . . Map (db m108565) WM
30Arkansas (Baxter County), Mountain Home — 3 — Mountain Home Commercial Historic District
This commercial historic district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 2010 as a representative collection of early to mid-20th century vernacular architecture, Centered on the Baxter County Courthouse, which was . . . Map (db m170753) HM
31Arkansas (Baxter County), Mountain Home — Old Military Road
About 1800 near this spot white man established the first trail from East to West across Baxter County. Later some of the Cherokee Indians were moved to Oklahoma using this route which was known as the Trail of Tears.Map (db m62248) HM
32Arkansas (Baxter County), Mountain Home — 68 — Skirmishes Near Mountain Home
On Oct. 12, 1862, Maj. John Wilber led a force of 125 men of the 14th Missouri State Militia (U.S.) and 100 from the Enrolled Militia from Ozark, Mo., to hit Confederate troops camped at Yellville. High water on the White River forced the Union . . . Map (db m170457) HM
33Arkansas (Baxter County), Norfork — Jacob Wolf House — Built 1829
In 1829, when Arkansas was a territory of the United States, Jacob Wolf donated the land and built this structure as the first permanent courthouse for Izard County. Great competition existed among frontier settlers to secure the "seat of justice . . . Map (db m170827) HM
34Arkansas (Baxter County), Norfork — Jacob Wolf House — Finding the Clues for the Town Site of Liberty
Courthouse Jacob Welt was serving as a legislator in the Arkansas Territorial General Assembly in 1829 when he wrote the legislation to create the structure you see as the country's first permanent courthouse. In the legislation he noted . . . Map (db m171518) HM
35Arkansas (Baxter County), Norfork — Jacob Wolf House — Visitors Over the Years
Wolf Family Home Even after the county seat moved, this house bustled with activity. Arkansas became a state in 1836, and settlers followed the White River hundreds of miles into the interior of north Arkansas. Thousands of these settlers . . . Map (db m171528) HM
36Arkansas (Baxter County), Norfork — 7 — Jacob Wolf House Historic Site — Norfork
Jacob Wolf was a merchant, builder of log structures, carpenter, and blacksmith. He was elected a representative to Arkansas Territory's General Assembly in 1826. The two-story dogtrot structure constructed by Wolf in 1829 served as Izard . . . Map (db m170758) HM
37Arkansas (Benton County), Avoca — Dunagin's Farm
Here on February 17, 1862, Brig. Gen. Rains with the Fourth Arkansas Regiment and the Third Louisiana, ambushed the advance of the Federal army under Brig. Gen. Curtis killing 20 of his men and some 60 horses in his advancing cavalry. The . . . Map (db m99707) HM
38Arkansas (Benton County), Avoca — Sesquicentennial Trail of the Centuries — Benton County Arkansas Sesquicentennial Monument 1836 - 1986 — Arkansas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986 —
800 AD • Trace of the Rock People 1808 • Osage Boundary 1815 • Lawrence County 1827-28 • Lovely County 1838 • Trail of Tears 1840 • Trott's Stand 1858 • Old Wire Road 1858-61 • Butterfield Stage Route 1861 • Troop Trails 1862 • . . . Map (db m62485) HM
39Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Air Force Cross – Navy Cross – Distinguished Service Cross
The Distinguished Service Cross (Army), Navy Cross, and Air Force Cross are equivalent awards. They are given to any service person who, while serving, distinguishes himself or herself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of the Medal . . . Map (db m90867) HM WM
40Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Bronze Star Medal
The Bronze Star Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the military of the United States after 6 December 1941 distinguished himself or herself by heroic or meritorious service or achievement, not involving . . . Map (db m90855) HM
41Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Cold War
The Cold War was a period of East-West competition, tension, and conflict short of full-scale war. It was characterized by mutual perceptions of hostile intention between military-political alliances or blocs. Quoting from a Veterans of Foreign . . . Map (db m92218) HM WM
42Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Distinguished Flying Cross
A bronze patee on which is superimposed a four-bladed propeller, the Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States distinguishes himself or herself by heroism or . . . Map (db m90865) HM
43Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Dug Hill Community Center
So called because steps were dug into the hill so settlers could reach the top. Once existed two churches, a school and a cemetery. Area named and cemetery started about 1867.Map (db m90572) HM
44Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Korea
On June 25, 1950, North Korean troops started the Korean War by invading South Korea. Two days later, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution calling member nations to help defend South Korea. In all, 16 nations sent troops to . . . Map (db m92219) HM WM
45Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Legion of Merit
The Legion of Merit was the first American decoration awarded to citizens of Foreign Nations. There are four degrees of award. They are Chief Commander, Commander, Officer, and Legionaire/Legion of Merit. Only the Legion of Merit is awarded to . . . Map (db m90866) HM
46Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Lewis & Clark Expedition
The Lewis & Clark Expedition was accomplished by Captain Meriwether Lewis, Captain William Clark, and their fellow explorers, and was the visionary journey of President Thomas Jefferson. The journey was to become one of America’s greatest . . . Map (db m91477) HM
47Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest Military decoration awarded by the United States. It is bestowed on a member of the American Armed Forces, who distinguishes himself or herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life . . . Map (db m90869) HM WM
48Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Mexican War
War with Mexico was the result of the annexation of the Republic of Texas to the United States in March 1845, which the Mexican government regarded as an act of war since they had refused to recognize Texas' independence. Following the capture of . . . Map (db m91501) HM WM
49Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Operation Iraqi Freedom
After Iraq's defeat in the Persian Gulf War, the Iraqi dictator ignored numerous United Nations Resolutions which resulted in America declaring a "regime change" as an official goal of U.S. policy. In the context of the new terrorist threat after . . . Map (db m92337) HM WM
50Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Persian Gulf War
In 1961 and again in 1973, Iraq had claimed that the nation of Kuwait was part of Iraq. On August 2, 1990, Iraq troop invaded the disputed area claimed by Kuwait. Iraqi invaders looted Kuwait, then headed toward Saudi Arabia. For several months, . . . Map (db m92241) HM WM
51Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Purple Heart
In 1782 General George Washington created a new military badge for Enlisted Men and Non-Commissioned Officers called the Badge of Military Merit. This was the forerunner of the Purple Heart that we know today. The award fell into disuse until . . . Map (db m90776) HM WM
52Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Revolutionary War
The American Revolution was a conflict between England and thirteen of her colonies in North America. Following years of taxation, suppression, and subjugation by the British, fighting began at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts in 1775. A scant . . . Map (db m91470) HM
53Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Silver Star Medal
Criteria: The Silver Star Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States is cited for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing armed . . . Map (db m90778) HM WM
54Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — The Alamo
Any discussion of the Battle of the Alamo must begin with the Siege of Bexar, named after San Antonio de Bexar which ocurred [sic] in December 1835. In early December, Bexar was controlled by the Mexicans. On December 5th, a group of Texas . . . Map (db m91496) HM WM
55Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — The Terrible Cost of World War II
SACRIFICE: In 1939 the active United States military totaled 335,000, and during the conflict more than 16 million men and women had served. Tens of millions of men and women throughout the world were in military service in other nations of . . . Map (db m91985) HM
56Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — The War Between the States
The immediate cause of the War Between the States was the election of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency of the United States in 1860. The deeper cause, however, was the issue of states' rights. The question of states' rights was based on the . . . Map (db m91678) HM
57Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — The War in Afghanistan
The devastating September 11, 2001, attacks on American soil rattled the nation's morale as it became clear the Al Qaeda terrorists sought nothing less than the destruction of the United States of America. Leaders of Al Qaeda had taken refuge in . . . Map (db m92258) HM WM
58Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — The Years Between
The periods from the end of World War I to 1929 could be accurately described as 'boom to bust'. Great new technologies such as the family automobile, talking pictures, radio, and commercial air service were being woven into American lives. . . . Map (db m91952) HM
59Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Triumph in Europe — "Europe - Liberty's Victorious Conflict"
Following World War I, the United States remained isolated from world affairs as economic and political factors led to the rise of nationalistic powers in the Soviet Union, Germany, Italy, and Japan. A series of bold moves by Germany and weak . . . Map (db m91954) HM
60Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following plaques. Each has served either on Active Duty, in the National . . . Map (db m92382) HM WM
61Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . Map (db m92384) HM WM
62Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . Map (db m92389) HM WM
63Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . Map (db m92400) HM WM
64Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . Map (db m92421) HM WM
65Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . Map (db m92423) HM WM
66Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . Map (db m92424) HM WM
67Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Veterans Wall of Honor
Founder’s Statement All Who Serve Sacrifice Some Who Serve Sacrifice All Welcome to the Veterans Wall of Honor, honoring all veterans of our Armed Forces who have served in peace and war since the Revolutionary War. In the spring of 2001 . . . Map (db m92585) WM
68Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Victory in the Pacific
The Japanese attack on our military installations in Hawaii was only one of a series of victories in late 1941 and early 1942 gained by them. By the summer of 1942 Japan controlled huge portions of Asia and the Pacific. Fortunately for the United . . . Map (db m91992) HM
69Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Vietnam
The 1954 Geneva Accords temporarily divided Vietnam into Communist-controlled North Vietnam and nationalist-controlled South Vietnam. Three years later South Vietnamese Communists, called Vietcong, began rebelling. To try to halt the spread of . . . Map (db m92239) HM WM
70Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — War of 1812
Still reeling from the loss of its North American colonies and fighting in a European war, England began to stop and search American ships on the high seas. During such searches, American sailors would be impressed against their will into the . . . Map (db m91478) HM
71Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — War on Terrorism
The paradox of power is that a weaker nation will seek help from a stronger nation to resolve a problem, then hate the stronger nation because the weaker nation could not solve the problem themselves. Though it was not realized at the time, . . . Map (db m92254) HM WM
72Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — War with Spain
There were two principal causes for the war with Spain. The first was the brutality of the methods by which the Spanish Colonial authorities sought to suppress the revolution that began in Cuba in 1859 - methods that outraged the American sense of . . . Map (db m91849) HM
73Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Women in World War II
During the war more than 300,000 women would join the armed forces, many helping to free men to fight on the battlefronts. They served in both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operation as clerks, radio operators, mechanics, ferry pilots, and, . . . Map (db m91956) HM
74Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — World War I
'The war to end all wars' began following the assassination of the Archduke of Austria-Hungary in the summer of 1914. Before the summer was over Great Britain, France, Russia, and their allies were at war with Germany, Austria-Hungary, and their . . . Map (db m91850) HM
75Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — World War II Home Front
Following the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the massive American production might was mobilized. After that attack the production of most non-essential consumer goods was halted or curtailed, and manufacturing facilities were . . . Map (db m92187) HM
76Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — A-1 — Benton County First Court House
The first court house in Benton County, built of hewed logs was erected on this site (at Bentonville) in 1837, the year after the county was created. It was named for Thomas H Benton.Map (db m19880) HM
77Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Benton County Hardware
Benton County Hardware, circa 1893, W.J. Doke proprietor. First Motor Co. and first gas station in alley beside store. Recently housed Bentonville Furniture.Map (db m54310) HM
78Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Benton County National Bank
Civil Court and Bentonville City Hall, circa 1934. Site formerly the Benton County National Bank, circa 1906.Map (db m54312) HM
79Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Big Tree — Largest Sycamore in Arkansas — Circumference 21.45 ft. height 106 ft. diameter BH 82 in. spread 120 ft. —
To insure protection during its lifetime, owner Bill Bradford on April 11, 1975, legally willed to itself this tree and all land within a radius of 10 feet from its trunk and donated its use to the city of Bentonville as a mini-park in celebration . . . Map (db m50368) HM
80Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Col. Samuel W. Peel House
Col. Samuel W. Peel House Built 1876 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m167937) HM
81Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Confederate Memorial
All 4 sides Confederate Side 1 To the Southern Soldiers Side 2 Their names are borne on honor's shield. Their record is with God. Side 3 They fought for home and fatherland. Side . . . Map (db m21242) HM
82Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Democratic Architecture / Usonian Characteristics
The word "Usonian" was derived from an abbreviation of "United States of North America." Frank Lloyd Wright embraced this term as the name for a distinct American and democratic style of residential architecture he developed during the Great . . . Map (db m108874) HM
83Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Eagle Hotel
On the morning of March 6, 1862, Gen. Franz Sigel was eating his breakfast at the Eagle Hotel which stood on this site. He had remained here with 600 men and a battery of six pieces after the main column of his army had passed through Bentonville on . . . Map (db m22447) HM
84Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Frank Lloyd Wright / Architectural Value
"Everything that's ever going to be of use to you—in architecture or in life or anywhere you go or whatever you do—is going to be nature." Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) lived during a period of rapid . . . Map (db m108873) HM
85Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Frisco Depot
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m108880) HM
86Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Integrating With Nature / The Journey
In 1953 Gloria and Abraham Wilson wrote to Frank Lloyd Wright to commission a home. Gloria's brother, Marvin Bachman, had been one of Wright's apprentices, and the couple hoped that using both their last names might help them secure the . . . Map (db m108879) HM
87Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Terry Block
Terry Block Bldg. circa 1888, named for Col. William Terry, housed the Benton County Bank and a Mercantile Company.Map (db m54309) HM
88Arkansas (Benton County), Bentonville — Walton's 5 &10
At this site on May 9, 1950, Sam Walton opened his original "Walton's 5-10" store - the forerunner of Wal-Mart Inc.Map (db m54307) HM
89Arkansas (Benton County), Garfield — "Dat De Shpot, Sergent!" — Pea Ridge National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
I saw General Sigel sight one piece...and send a shot at the [rebel] guns that had driven us back...It went tearing in among the men and horses, killing and wounding both, and then exploded in one of the caissons...Placing his glass to his eye . . . Map (db m35684) HM
90Arkansas (Benton County), Garfield — A Crisis in Command — Pea Ridge National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
We must not let the men know that General McCulloch is killed. Benjamin Pixley, Lieutenant, 16th Arkansas Infantry The general in charge of this half of the Confederate army - Texan Ben McCulloch - had formed his division, some 7,000 . . . Map (db m35559) HM
91Arkansas (Benton County), Garfield — A Fierce Tangle in Morgan's Woods — Pea Ridge National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
...this battle...was a mass of mixed up confusion from beginning to end...Would to God it was night or reinforcements would come. William Watson, sergeant, 3rd Louisiana Infantry Regiment Four regiments of volunteers from Arkansas and . . . Map (db m35566) HM
92Arkansas (Benton County), Garfield — A Long, Cold Hungry March — Pea Ridge National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
I don't believe they ever made a harder march during the Revolution than we made that night. Jack Bower, private, 2nd Missouri Regiment The 16,000-strong Confederate Army of the West spent most of the first week of March 1862 trudging on . . . Map (db m35614) HM
93Arkansas (Benton County), Garfield — A Perfect Storm of Shot and Shell — Pea Ridge National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
...[the Yankees] opened a perfect storm of round and shrapnell shot and shell...[the ground] was literally ploughed up by cannon ball...It is a perfect miracle that any of us ever came out. John J. Good, captain, Dallas Texas Light . . . Map (db m35672) HM
94Arkansas (Benton County), Garfield — A Village Full of Wounded Men — Pea Ridge National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Entering a little clearing, we discovered the yellow hospital flags fluttering from the gables of every house in the hamlet of Leetown, and the surgeons busy with the sad, yet humane task that was theirs to perform. Lyman G. Bennett, . . . Map (db m35503) HM
95Arkansas (Benton County), Garfield — City of Soldiers — Pea Ridge National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
In early March 1862, these now quiet fields bustled with the clamor and constant motion of an army headquarters in time of battle. Soldiers drilled, cleaned guns, and checked ammunition. Scouts and couriers rode in to report. Officers convened for . . . Map (db m35476) HM
96Arkansas (Benton County), Garfield — Confederate Sunset — Pea Ridge National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
As the sun set on the first day of battle, about 3,000 rebels from Missouri made their final charge here. Crossing Ben Ruddick's stubbled cornfield, they ran straight toward the muzzles of Federal cannon set wheel hub to wheel hub against a line . . . Map (db m35671) HM
97Arkansas (Benton County), Garfield — Disastrous Retreat — March 8, 1862 - Afternoon — Pea Ridge National Military Park —
It took two weeks for the stunned survivors of the Confederate Army of the West to make their way from here back to rendezvous on the Arkansas River. In late March 1862 General Van Dorn was ordered to take his army east to Mississippi. This left . . . Map (db m35666) HM
98Arkansas (Benton County), Garfield — Elkhorn Tavern Taken — March 7, 1862 - Early Afternoon — Pea Ridge National Military Park —
Confederate commander Earl Van Dorn had pushed his army relentlessly for a week to catch the Union army by surprise. Now, after hours of hard fighting up the Telegraph Road, here in sight of Elkhorn Tavern, Van Dorn gambled by committing all his . . . Map (db m37756) HM
99Arkansas (Benton County), Garfield — Fiery Finale on Ruddick's Field — Pea Ridge National Military Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The first day's fighting ended at sunset on the large open field you see in the distance below. The half of the Confederate army that had circled completely around Big Mountain - where you now stand - had fought hard all day to force their way up . . . Map (db m35616) HM
100Arkansas (Benton County), Garfield — Getting Ready To Fight — March 6, 1862 - Late Afternoon — Pea Ridge National Military Park —
General Samuel Curtis had only 10,500 troops to hold back a Confederate army of more than 16,000 men moving toward him. Curtis had asked army headquarters in St. Louis for reinforcements. None could be sent. At the last minute, Union soldiers dug . . . Map (db m35496) HM

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