Near Garfield in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
City of Soldiers
Here, across the road from Samuel Pratt's store, decisions were made that would determine the fate of two armies - and the state of Missouri. A temporary city of soldiers covered the field before you and the surrounding area. Here you would have seen the nerve center of the Union army during the two-day fight for Pea Ridge.
There was heavy military traffic along the Telegraph Road that now lies in part under the battlefield tour road behind you.
Erected by Pea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 26.459′ N, 94° 1.934′ 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. Getting Ready To Fight (a few steps from this marker); The Enemy Is Behind Us! (a few steps from this marker); 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. The Battle of Pea Ridge. The Civil War Trust. The Battle of Pea Ridge is also know as Elkhorn Tavern, and was fought March 6-8, 1862. (Submitted on November 10, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.