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

Eagle Hotel

 
 
Eagle Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, May 21, 2009
1. Eagle Hotel Marker
Inscription. 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 its way to Sugar Creek. Confederate troops under Gen. Van Dorn surprised him and forced a hasty retreat. In 1887 Sigel returned to retrace his route and remarked that he had come back to finish his breakfast.
 
Erected 1962 by Pea Ridge Memorial Association.
 
Location. 36° 22.334′ N, 94° 12.608′ W. Marker is in Bentonville, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is at the intersection of SW A Street and West Central Avenue, on the right when traveling north on SW A Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 West Central Avenue, Bentonville AR 72712, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benton County National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Benton County Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Terry Block (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walton's 5 &10 (about
Eagle Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, May 21, 2009
2. Eagle Hotel Marker
More of an area photo with the columns of the hotel. This photo is taken from the west.
400 feet away); Confederate Memorial (about 500 feet away); Benton County First Court House (about 700 feet away); Big Tree (approx. mile away); Purple Heart (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bentonville.
 
More about this marker. Parking is available across SW A Street or downtown in the Square.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The list is markers installed by the Pea Ridge Memorial Association from 1962-1964 on the Pea Ridge Campaign.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bentonville Arkansas Visitor's Bureau. The official link to the Bentonville Visitor's Bureau. (Submitted on September 14, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Franz Sigel. Wikipedia entry for Franz Sigel. (Submitted on September 14, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

3. Battle and Campaign of Pea Ridge. This link discusses the battle of Pea Ridge and its after-effects. (Submitted on September 15, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Eagle Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, May 21, 2009
3. Eagle Hotel Marker
Hotel Massey stands on the site of the Eagle Hotel. This photo is taken from the north and the marker is just behind the column to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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