That Beautiful Charge

March 8, 1862 - Mid-Morning

Battle of Pea Ridge

That Beautiful Charge, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:36:31
1. That Beautiful Charge
That beautiful charge I shall never forget; with banners streaming, with drums beating, and our long line of blue coats advancing upon the double quick, with their deadly bayonets gleaming in the sunlight, and every man and officer yelling at the top of his lungs.
Eugene B. Payne, captain, 37th Illinois Infantry Regiment

When the bugles sounded the charge at 10:00 a.m., standing here were 10,000 Union men - an entire army visible from one place. During the Civil War such a sight was so rare that its terrifying grandeur seared itself into the memory of every man present.

The Union battle line stretched about a mile across the field before you.

That Beautiful Charge - “Dat De Shpot, Sergent!”, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:36:27
2. That Beautiful Charge - “Dat De Shpot, Sergent!”

Allegiance: Union
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° 26.8345  W 94° 1.5253. Map it

Parking is available on Military Park Road


By Byron Hooks, on 2017-09-19
N36.4473372 W94.0255957 enlarge
3. That Beautiful Charge


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