Night Moves

Night Moves (HMNT7)

Location: Garfield, AR 72732 Benton County
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 27.25', W 94° 1.374'

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I have ordered Generals Sigel and Davis to move with their divisions during the night and form on the left of Carr's division ... and be ready to renew the battle at daylight. The enemy will concentrate his whole force at Elk Horn; we will fight him there tomorrow...[I am] certain of success on the coming day.
Samuel Curtis, major general commanding, United States Army of the Southwest

From this overlook you can see the great challenge facing General Samuel Curtis as two armies grappled on Pea Ridge - how to turn the 10,500 men in the Union army from facing south to facing north, while keeping his supply wagons from being captured.

After night fell, Federal divisions that had fought at Leetown had to be brought together with the battered defenders astride the Telegraph Road you see below. Cold and hungry Union men who had marched most of the night had to be fed and issued fresh ammunition.

Thousands of men and horses, hundreds of wagons, and dozens of cannons jostled along narrow country roads in the dark. Union officers took little comfort in knowing that the Confederates faced the same demanding task that winter night. Both armies had to reorganize and resupply to be able to fight again.
HM NumberHMNT7
Placed ByPea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 7:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 408338 N 4034810
Decimal Degrees36.45416667, -94.02290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 27.25', W 94° 1.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 27' 15.00" N, 94° 1' 22.44" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 39 County Rd 65, Garfield AR 72732, US
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