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

Archibald Borden House

 
 
Archibald Borden House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
1. Archibald Borden House Marker
Inscription. The heaviest casualties were around the Archibald Borden house and orchard. The first house was burned the day after the battle. Mr. Borden built this house on the site of the original in 1872. Charles W. Walker, 34th Arkansas Infantry, recalled:
"The once peaceful valley, now a field of carnage was swept with shot, shell, grape, and canister. The shriek of the wounded and the groan of the dying often rose above the din of battle. The Borden Orchard... was the storm center around which the battle raged furiously. Charge after charge across the valley and up the hill on which was Borden's house, was made by the gallant boys in blue, only as often to be repulsed by the boys in gray."
 
Location. 35° 59.125′ N, 94° 18.267′ W. Marker is in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the walking trail at stop four, the Borden House, of Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Prairie Grove AR 72753, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blocher's Arkansas Battery (a few steps from this marker); Herron's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dead of Prairie Grove
Archibald Borden House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
2. Archibald Borden House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Indiana and 37th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel John C. Black (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 29th Arkansas Infantry (about 500 feet away); The Lord's Vineyard (approx. mile away); Morrow House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie Grove.
 
Also see . . .  Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. (Submitted on September 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Borden House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 30, 2010
3. The Borden House
This house was constructed in 1872 on the site of the wartime house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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