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Near Garfield in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Potts’ Hill

 
 
Potts' Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
1. Potts' Hill Marker
Inscription. On the Arkansas—Missouri line where the Telegraph Road entered ten-mile long Cross Timber Hollow, on February 16, 1862, occurred the first skirmish on Benton County soil. Brig. Gen. Curtis’ Federal army overtook the rear guard of Maj. Gen. Price as he retreated southward. This marked the beginning of the Pea Ridge Campaign.
 
Erected 1962 by Pea Ridge Memorial Association.
 
Location. 36° 29.927′ N, 94° 1.45′ W. Marker is near Garfield, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is on N. Old Wire Road (County Road 67) 1˝ miles north of Gann Ridge Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker can also be reached from Missouri on Highway DD six miles west of Seligman. Marker is in this post office area: Garfield AR 72732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Long, Cold Hungry March (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hard Fighting Near Leetown (approx. 3.1 miles away); Slaughter in the Rocks (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fiery Finale on Ruddick's Field (approx. 3.1 miles away); It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw... (approx.
Potts' Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
2. Potts' Hill Marker
3.1 miles away); Night Moves (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Butterfield Overland Mail Route (approx. 3.1 miles away); Elkhorn Tavern Taken (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garfield.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The list is markers installed by the Pea Ridge Memorial Association from 1962-1964 on the Pea Ridge Campaign.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View to South from Missouri Highway DD image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
3. View to South from Missouri Highway DD
Marker is visible on the left (east) side of the road at the Arkansas-Missouri state line where the road pavement ends
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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