Prairie Grove in Washington County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
26th Indiana and 37th Illinois Infantry
"The regiment was ... ordered on the left of the 37th Illinois...Soon after...they were ordered to charge the enemy, who were strongly posted on a hill covered with timber. My regiment succeeded in reaching...75 yards beyond the crest of the hill, but was overpowered... and driven back in considerable disorder, but rallied...The regiment was...ordered to fall back and take position on the main road, where it remained until the next morning." (Marker Number 8.)
Location. 35° 59.164′ N, 94° 18.273′ 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Archibald Borden House (within shouting distance of this marker); Herron's Attack (within shouting Lieutenant Colonel John C. Black (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dead of Prairie Grove (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 29th Arkansas Infantry (about 600 feet away); The Lord's Vineyard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morrow House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prairie Grove.
Also see . . .
1. Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 26th Indiana Infantry. Short description of the regiments wartime service. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,031 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.