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

Dunagin's Farm

 
 
Dunagin's Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
1. Dunagin's Farm Marker
Inscription. Here on February 17, 1862, Brig. Gen. Rains with the Fourth Arkansas Regiment and the Third Louisiana, ambushed the advance of the Federal army under Brig. Gen. Curtis killing 20 of his men and some 60 horses in his advancing cavalry. The Confederate loss was only three or four. This was the “bloodiest” skirmish between the troops of Curtis and Price thus far.
 
Erected 1962 by Pea Ridge Memorial Association.
 
Location. 36° 24.791′ N, 94° 3.809′ W. Marker is near Avoca, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is on N. Old Wire Road (County Road 1703) 0.4 miles north of Smith Ridge Turnoff, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rogers AR 72756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Where I Knew I Might Make the Best Fight (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sesquicentennial Trail of the Centuries (approx. one mile away); Leetown (approx. 2 miles away); A Village Full of Wounded Men (approx. 2.1 miles away); A Fierce Tangle in Morgan's Woods (approx. 2.3 miles away); Stand to Your Posts! (approx. 2.3 miles away); A Crisis in Command (approx. 2.3 miles away); Save the Cannon! (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Dunagin's Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
2. Dunagin's Farm Marker
The marker was restored in 2013.
 
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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Action at Sugar Creek. From The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. (Submitted on November 17, 2016.) 

2. Skirmish at Little Sugar Creek (Dunagin's Farm). From The Civil War Muse website. (Submitted on November 17, 2016.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View to North from N. Old Wire Road image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 15, 2016
3. View to North from N. Old Wire Road
Marker is visible on left (west) side of road under the tree
 
 
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 260 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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