Near Garfield in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw...
Pea Ridge National Military Park
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
It was extremely rare in the Civil War to be able to see an entire army lined up for a fight, with all the regiments within sight of each other.
Had you stood here on Saturday, March 8, 1862, you could have see 10,000 Union men in battle lines stretching for a mile over the open fields below. It was a sight that few veterans of the battle of Pea Ridge ever forgot.
Forward quick time guide right.
Halt make ready take aim fire.
After first shot load at will.
Our guns a-booming.
The battery howling.
Some excited, I might say all.
But we was going forward...
diary of Samuel Herrington, sergeant, 8th Indiana Infantry Regiment, Davis' Division
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 36° 27.251′ N, 94° 1.375′ W. Marker is near Garfield, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker can be reached from Military Park Road (County Road 65), on the rightTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Garfield AR 72732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Night Moves (here, next to this marker); Slaughter in the Rocks (here, next to this marker); Fiery Finale on Ruddick's Field (here, next to this marker); Hard Fighting Near Leetown (here, next to this marker); A Perfect Storm of Shot and Shell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Sunset (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reunited Soldiery Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pea Ridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garfield.
Also see . . .
1. Pea Ridge National Military Park. (Submitted on September 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The Battle of Pea Ridge. Civil War Preservation Trust's resource page for the battle. (Submitted on September 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,018 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.