It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw...

It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw... (HMNT9)

Location: Garfield, AR 72732 Benton County
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 27.251', W 94° 1.375'

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It was extremely rare in the Civil War to be able to see an entire army lined up for a fight, with all the regiments within sight of each other.

Had you stood here on Saturday, March 8, 1862, you could have see 10,000 Union men in battle lines stretching for a mile over the open fields below. It was a sight that few veterans of the battle of Pea Ridge ever forgot.

Forward quick time guide right.
Halt make ready take aim fire.
After first shot load at will.
Our guns a-booming.
The battery howling.
Wounded groaning.
Some excited, I might say all.
But we was going forward...

diary of Samuel Herrington, sergeant, 8th Indiana Infantry Regiment, Davis' Division
HM NumberHMNT9
Placed ByPea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 6:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 408337 N 4034812
Decimal Degrees36.45418333, -94.02291667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 27.251', W 94° 1.375'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 27' 15.06" N, 94° 1' 22.50" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 428-442 County Rd 65, Garfield AR 72732, US
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