Battle of Prairie Grove

Battle of Prairie Grove (HMNKE)

Location: Prairie Grove, AR 72753 Washington County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 59.004', W 94° 18.619'

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December 7, 1862

The battle on this field was fought between the Confederate army of General T.C. Hindman (Arkansas) and Federal forces commanded by Generals James G. Blunt (Kansas) and F.J. Herron (Iowa). Battlefield Park occupies the approximate center of the Confederate position. From 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. the contest was between Herron, attacking from the north, and the Confederate defenders of this ridge. From 2 o'clock until dark, the battle was chiefly against Blunt's army, attacking from the northwest. Hindman reported that he had 11,000 troops engaged. Blunt's report gives his force as 8,000 and Herron's as 5,000. The Confederate loss in killed, wounded, and missing was 1,317. The Federal loss was 1,148. During the night of December 7-8 the Confederate army withdrew to Van Buren.
Series This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series
Placed ByState of Arkansas
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 1:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 381876 N 3982900
Decimal Degrees35.98340000, -94.31031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 59.004', W 94° 18.619'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 59' 0.24" N, 94° 18' 37.14" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6935 Co Rd 80, Prairie Grove AR 72753, US
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