Near Garfield in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Remembrance and Reunion
Confederate veterans raised the older memorial just 25 years after the fight, one of the first in the nation to mark a Civil War battlefield. This stark 1887 obelisk mourned the well-known southern generals lost here: McCulloch, McIntosh, and Slack.
The 1889 Pea Ridge reunion was the first to include veterans from both armies. Their marble monument to "A United Soldiery" honored both "the untarnished Blue" and "the unsullied Grey."
Location. 36° 27.186′ N, 94° 1′ W. Marker is near Garfield, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is on Military Park Road (County Road 65), on the right when traveling south. Located at stop eight, Elkhorn Tavern, on the driving tour of Pea Ridge National Military Park. Touch for map. 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. Pea Ridge (a few steps from this marker); Reunited Soldiery Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Pea Ridge and the Trail of Tears (within shouting distance of this marker); Lifeline for Two Armies (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vulnerable in Victory (about 400 feet away); Disastrous Retreat (about 400 feet away); Elkhorn Tavern Taken (about 500 feet away); The Butterfield Overland Mail Route (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garfield.
Also see . . . Pea Ridge National Military Park. (Submitted on September 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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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 1,031 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.