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From this view, you would be able to see the advancing Union and Confederate Army clash on March 7, 1862.

The larger Confederate Army had a long, hard march before their meeting with the Union at Pea Ridge. General Van Dorn sent them on a detour around the Union troops along the Bentenville Detour. Telegraph Road was a vital supply route for the Union…

7,000 Confederate Troops marching down Ford Road unexpectedly run into a small, 600 force of Union troops. With a defiant yell and charge, the Confederates sent the Union fleeing back through the trees.

A sweeping view of the battlefield, with the woods behind.

View of where the battle took place - how it looks in 2014.

The fighting in Morgan's woods on March 7th was described as intense hand to hand combat. Soldiers reported that they could not even see 20 ft ahead of them, and many took to the ground to avoid the constant flying of lead and shrapnel.

Fun Fact: Pea Ridge was the only major Civil War battle where Native American troops participated. The Confederacy had two regiments of about 1,000 men who help route two Union Cavalry companies. After the Union artillery joined, the forced the…

After the fiery fighting delivered by the Confederates under the late General McCulloch, the Union Calvary ran off to inform the rest of the Union Army that the Confederates were heading their way with strength and determination. The German speaking…

The 7,000 army strong Confederate Force north of Leetown under General Ben McCulloch stopped before the open cornfield and waited while the General himself rode his horse out to scout for the enemy. Without any Confederate soldier seeing, he was…

As the Union dug in at Little Sugar Creek, a Union scout reported back that the Confederates were spotted NORTH of Telegraph road, marching down towards them. The strategic spot for the Union was useless- they were facing the opposite direction.…
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