Near Garfield in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Elkhorn Tavern Taken
March 7, 1862 - Early Afternoon
Like magic the word 'Charge!' ran along the line... a battery [of six Union cannon] opened upon us...tearing through our lines...[we] recoiled for an instant under the iron hail...when 'On to the battery!' was the cry, and with a yell..we closed upon the opposing ranks...the thunder of the artillery and the opening roll of the muskets...were deafening...the torrent of lead and iron poured through the surrounding smoke.
Ephraim Anderson, private, 2nd Missouri Regiment
Erected by Pea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 27.229′ N, 94° 0.91′ W. Marker is near Garfield, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker can be reached from Military Park Road (County Road 65), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at stop eight, Elkhorn Tavern,
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Butterfield Overland Mail Route (a few steps from this marker); Vulnerable in Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); Disastrous Retreat (within shouting distance of this marker); Lifeline for Two Armies (within shouting distance of this marker); Pea Ridge and the Trail of Tears (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Remembrance and Reunion (about 500 feet away); Reunited Soldiery Monument (about 600 feet away); Pea Ridge (about 600 feet 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 site 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 1,220 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on November 10, 2010, by Mark Wm Johnson of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.