Near Garfield in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
The Enemy Is Behind Us!
March 7, 1862 - Mid-Morning
As gunfire from the far side of Elkhorn Mountain and the fields north of Leetown grew louder, Curtis had to move his remaining troops to prepare for the Confederate attack. Blue-coated regiments reversed direction and rushed past their vulnerable supply wagons to confront the enemy.
Erected by Pea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 26.463′ N, 94° 1.92′ W. Marker is near Garfield, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is on Military Park Road (County Road 65), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at stop two, Curtis's Headquarters, on the driving tour of Pea Ridge National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Garfield AR 72732, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Getting Ready To Fight U.S. Army Headquarters 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); They Passed This Way (approx. 0.2 miles away); That Beautiful Charge (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Dat De Shpot, Sergent!" (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Perfect Storm of Shot and Shell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Confederate Sunset (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garfield.
Also see . . .
1. Pea Ridge National Military Park. (Submitted on September 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Battle of Pea Ridge. Official reports and other resources about the battle. (Submitted on September 8, 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 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,110 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.