The Enemy Is Behind Us!

The Enemy Is Behind Us! (HMNPC)

Location: Garfield, AR 72732 Benton County
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 26.463', W 94° 1.92'

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March 7, 1862 - Mid-Morning

It was still below freezing at 10:30 a.m. March 7, 1862, when an alarmed messenger thundered into Union headquarters. The news he carried was startling: Confederates were moving down the Telegraph Road a mile north of Elkhorn Tavern. All of General Curtis's careful troop positioning for a battle at Little Sugar Creek - to the south - was now useless.

As gunfire from the far side of Elkhorn Mountain and the fields north of Leetown grew louder, Curtis had to move his remaining troops to prepare for the Confederate attack. Blue-coated regiments reversed direction and rushed past their vulnerable supply wagons to confront the enemy.
Placed ByPea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 10:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 407507 N 4033363
Decimal Degrees36.44105000, -94.03200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 26.463', W 94° 1.92'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 26' 27.78" N, 94° 1' 55.20" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8 County Rd 65, Garfield AR 72732, US
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