Elkhorn Tavern Belongs to the Confederates after Day 1

Title

Elkhorn Tavern Belongs to the Confederates after Day 1

Subject

Civil War Battlefield
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Elkhorn Tavern
Trans-Mississippi Area
1862

Description

Confederate General Earl Van Dorn sat down that night with his troops, confident in a victory. He did not know that the Union, in the cover of night, were gathering their troops, supplies and ammunition for an assault the next day. He also had made a reckless decision with his forced march days earlier - he had left his wagons of spare ammunition and food miles away to speed up the march. With bone weary soldiers who were tired, hungry and with limited ammo, this would prove a deadly mistake.

Creator

Nicolette Lloyd

Date

2/16/2014

Contributor

Pea Ridge National Military Park

Rights

This photo was taken by Nicolette Lloyd at the Pea ridge National Military Park and i used for educational purposes.

Relation

American Civil War

Format

Image/JPEG

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Pea Ridge Battlefield

Coverage

March 7, 1862

Files

20140216_134940.jpg
Date Added
February 28, 2014
Collection
March 7, 1862 Day One
Citation
Nicolette Lloyd, “Elkhorn Tavern Belongs to the Confederates after Day 1,” Pea Ridge NMP, accessed January 20, 2021, https://pearidge.omeka.net/items/show/31.