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

Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron

 
 
Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
1. Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron Marker
Inscription.  General James G. Blunt
General Blunt of Kansas commanded the First Division of the Federal army in the battle of Prairie Grove. He was made Brigadier General in April 1862 and given command of all Kansas troops. His army was at Cane Hill December 6, 1862 but reached this field at 2 p.m. on December 7, to relieve General Herron's army.

General Francis J. Herron
General Herron of Iowa, in command of the 2nd and 3rd divisions of the Federal Army, was encamped at Wilson's Creek, Mo., when Blunt summoned him to Cane Hill. A forced march of 100 miles in 3 days brought Herron's army to Prairie Grove early on the morning of December 7, 1862. His army bore the brunt of the battle until relieved by Blunt.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 7, 1862.
 
Location. 35° 59.003′ N, 94° 18.601′ W. Marker is in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker is on East Douglas Street (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling west. Located near the entrance to Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prairie Grove AR 72753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
2. Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron Marker
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other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rhea's Mill (here, next to this marker); Major General Thomas C. Hindman (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Park (a few steps from this marker); Historic Wall (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Prairie Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); March of the Armies (within shouting distance of this marker); Morrow House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blunt's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Prairie Grove Battlefield Park. Arkansas State Parks website entry (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. James G. Blunt. Encyclopedia of Arkansas entry:
Blunt was a veteran of the Kansas border war that preceded the Civil War. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Francis J. Herron. American Battlefield Trust website entry (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Generals James G. Blunt image. Click for full size.
via Encyclopedia of Arkansas, unknown
3. Generals James G. Blunt
Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
General Francis J. Herron image. Click for full size.
via Trans-Mississippi Photo Archive, unknown
4. General Francis J. Herron
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 992 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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