Near Garfield in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Getting Ready To Fight
March 6, 1862 - Late Afternoon
At the last minute, Union soldiers dug in the bluffs just north of Little Sugar Creek, about three miles southwest of here on the Telegraph Road. There - Curtis thought - his army would await Van Dorn's Confederates.
Erected by Pea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 26.451′ N, 94° 1.94′ 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); The Enemy Is Behind Us! (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Army Headquarters 1862 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 . . . Pea Ridge National Military Park. (Submitted on September 9, 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 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.