Confederate Sunset

March 7, 1862 - Sunset

Battle of Pea Ridge

Confederate Sunset, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:27:16
1. Confederate Sunset

As the sun set on the first day of battle, about 3,000 rebels from Missouri made their final charge here. Crossing Ben Ruddick's stubbled cornfield, they ran straight toward the muzzles of Federal cannon set wheel hub to wheel hub against a line of trees. After hours of fighting withdrawals, this last Union line held firm. Rebuffed Confederates ebbed back to Elkhorn Tavern. In the dusk, men of both armies feared they were standing on the brink of collapse. was almost dark and we got so near the battery that the fire from the guns would pass in jetting streams, through our lines.
Asa Payne, private, 3rd Missouri Regiment

Outnumbered, hard-pressed Union cannoneers and infantrymen regrouped and reloaded here at the edge of Ruddick's field.

Confederate Sunset, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:27:31
2. Confederate Sunset

Allegiance: Not applicable
Type: Other
Level: Army
Military Arm: None Selected

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 36° 26.9635  W 94° 1.3138. Map it

Parking is available on Military Park Road near  N 36° 26.9645   W 94° 1.3147


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3. Confederate Sunset

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4. Cannon's on the Pea Ridge Battlefield

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5. Confederate Sunset


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