Elkhorn Tavern Taken

March 7, 1862 - Early Afternoon

Battle of Pea Ridge

Elkhorn Tavern Taken, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:13:05
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Confederate commander Earl Van Dorn had pushed his army relentlessly for a week to catch the Union army by surprise. Now, after hours of hard fighting up the Telegraph Road, here in sight of Elkhorn Tavern, Van Dorn gambled by committing all his reserves. As the Missouri State Guard regiments drove back the last Federal defenders, Elkhorn Tavern appeared to be a bold Confederate victory.

Like magic the word 'Charge!' ran along the line... a battery opened upon us...tearing through our lines... recoiled for an instant under the iron hail...when 'On to the battery!' was the cry, and with a yell..we closed upon the opposing ranks...the thunder of the artillery and the opening roll of the muskets...were deafening...the torrent of lead and iron poured through the surrounding smoke.
Ephraim Anderson, private, 2nd Missouri Regiment

Erected by Pea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.

Elkhorn Tavern Taken, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:13:20
2. Elkhorn Tavern Taken

Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Other
Level: Army
Military Arm: None Selected

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 36° 27.2289  W 94° 0.9095. Map it

Parking is available on Elkhorns Tavern on Military Park Road. near  N 36° 27.1981   W 94° 0.975

To reach this monument:
East of the Elkhorns Tavern.


By Byron Hooks, on 2017-09-17
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3. Elkhorn Tavern Taken

By Byron Hooks, on 2017-09-17
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4. Elkhorn Tavern


This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on September 17, 2017. This page has been viewed 384 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on September 18, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 09/17/2017 by Byron Hooks.