Getting Ready To Fight

Getting Ready To Fight (HMNQB)

Location: Garfield, AR 72732 Benton County
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 26.451', W 94° 1.94'

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March 6, 1862 - Late Afternoon

General Samuel Curtis had only 10,500 troops to hold back a Confederate army of more than 16,000 men moving toward him. Curtis had asked army headquarters in St. Louis for reinforcements. None could be sent.

At the last minute, Union soldiers dug in the bluffs just north of Little Sugar Creek, about three miles southwest of here on the Telegraph Road. There - Curtis thought - his army would await Van Dorn's Confederates.
Placed ByPea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 11:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 407477 N 4033342
Decimal Degrees36.44085000, -94.03233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 26.451', W 94° 1.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 26' 27.06" N, 94° 1' 56.40" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 495 County Rd 65, Garfield AR 72732, US
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