Near Garfield in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw...
Had you stood here on Saturday, March 8, 1862, you could have see 10,000 Union men in battle lines stretching for a mile over the open fields below. It was a sight that few veterans of the battle of Pea Ridge ever forgot.
Forward quick time guide right.
Halt make ready take aim fire.
After first shot load at will.
Our guns a-booming.
The battery howling.
Some excited, I might say all.
But we was going forward...
diary of Samuel Herrington, sergeant, 8th Indiana Infantry Regiment, Davis' Division
Erected by Pea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 27.251′ N, 94° 1.375′ W. Marker is near Garfield, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker can be reached from Military Park Road (County Road 65), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at a gazebo a short walk from stop seven, the East Overlook, 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 Night Moves (here, next to this marker); Slaughter in the Rocks (here, next to this marker); Fiery Finale on Ruddick's Field (here, next to this marker); Hard Fighting Near Leetown (here, next to this marker); A Perfect Storm of Shot and Shell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Sunset (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reunited Soldiery Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pea Ridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garfield.
Also see . . .
1. Pea Ridge National Military Park. (Submitted on September 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The Battle of Pea Ridge. Civil War Preservation Trust's resource page for the battle. (Submitted on September 12, 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 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 933 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.