Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron

Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron (HMNL6)

Location: Prairie Grove, AR 72753 Washington County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 59.003', W 94° 18.601'

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General James G. Blunt
General Blunt of Kansas commanded the First Division of the Federal army in the battle of Prairie Grove. He was made Brigadier General in April 1862 and given command of all Kansas troops. His army was at Cane Hill December 6, 1862 but reached this field at 2 p.m. on December 7, to relieve General Herron's army.

General Francis J. Herron
General Herron of Iowa, in command of the 2nd and 3rd divisions of the Federal Army, was encamped at Wilson's Creek, Mo., when Blunt summoned him to Cane Hill. A forced march of 100 miles in 3 days brought Herron's army to Prairie Grove early on the morning of December 7, 1862. His army bore the brunt of the battle until relieved by Blunt.
HM NumberHMNL6
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 12:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 381903 N 3982898
Decimal Degrees35.98338333, -94.31001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 59.003', W 94° 18.601'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 59' 0.18" N, 94° 18' 36.06" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 582-596 Co Rd 214, Prairie Grove AR 72753, US
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