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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNU3_vulnerable-in-victory_Garfield-AR.html
It was the fiery end of the best day of Earl Van Dorn's 20 years as a professional soldier. Bone-tired from the jarring of a week-long ambulance ride and still feverish from pneumonia, the Confederate commander lay down here in the side yard of El…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNU2_lifeline-for-two-armies_Garfield-AR.html
Elkhorn Tavern overlooks a highway of vital importance for Arkansas and Missouri during the Civil War. Union and Confederate leaders both wanted this 20-foot-wide dirt road to move men and supplies. Alongside the road ran 3-year-old telegraph wire…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNTU_pea-ridge_Garfield-AR.html
(Front):The BraveConfederatedeadwho fell onthis fieldMar., 6,7, & 81862.The graves of our dead with the grass evergreenMay yet form the footstool of Liberty's throne;And each single rock in the war-path of Alight.Small yet be a rock in the Temple …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNTN_reunited-soldiery-monument_Garfield-AR.html
(Front):Angel AloftSpirit of eternal lightKeep silent vigil o'er the braveThe untarnished blue.The unsullied gray.In peace and love unite. Proud heroes have fallenAnd over their graveOur hearts are unitedOur country to save. Over the dead th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNTL_remembrance-and-reunion_Garfield-AR.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNTK_hard-fighting-near-leetown_Garfield-AR.html
The families who lived outside Leetown, Arkansas first heard shots fired on the far side of Little Mountain, the low wooded rise you see to the right. Half of the Confederate Army of the West was marching eastward on Ford Road, moving this way. To…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNTJ_slaughter-in-the-rocks_Garfield-AR.html
Below you here stand 30-foot-tall columns of stone. Bone-tired Confederates of the 2nd Missouri Brigade took shelter amid these rocky dens after the first day's hard marching and fighting. What at first seemed like a good natural defense became a …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNT9_it-was-the-grandest-thing-i-ever-saw_Garfield-AR.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNT7_night-moves_Garfield-AR.html
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 h…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNT6_fiery-finale-on-ruddicks-field_Garfield-AR.html
The first day's fighting ended at sunset on the large open field you see in the distance below. The half of the Confederate army that had circled completely around Big Mountain - where you now stand - had fought hard all day to force their way up …
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