Remembrance and Reunion

Remembrance and Reunion (HMNTL)

Location: Garfield, AR 72732 Benton County
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 27.186', W 94° 1'

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The two stone monuments you see here reflect the long-lasting grief - and the hopes - of the generation of Americans who survived the Civil War. After the war, young men whose lives had been forever changed by this battle began returning to these bullet-shattered forests and blood-soaked fields. They mourned comrades lost and reflected on the meaning of their trial by fire. In 1914 veterans began the call to preserve this battlefield as sacred ground. Their descendants again strove for national recognition in 1924, 1928, 1936, and 1939. In 1956 President Eisenhower finally signed the law to create and protect this legacy as Pea Ridge National Military Park.

Confederate veterans raised the older memorial just 25 years after the fight, one of the first in the nation to mark a Civil War battlefield. This stark 1887 obelisk mourned the well-known southern generals lost here: McCulloch, McIntosh, and Slack.

The 1889 Pea Ridge reunion was the first to include veterans from both armies. Their marble monument to "A United Soldiery" honored both "the untarnished Blue" and "the unsullied Grey."
Placed ByPea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 2:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 408895 N 4034686
Decimal Degrees36.45310000, -94.01666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 27.186', W 94° 1'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 27' 11.16" N, 94° 1' 0.00" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 County Rd 65, Garfield AR 72732, US
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