In early March 1862, these now quiet fields bustled with the clamor and constant motion of an army headquarters in time of battle. Soldiers drilled, cleaned guns, and checked ammunition. Scouts and couriers rode in to report. Officers convened for councils
of war. Mules brayed and teamsters swore. Teams pulling wagons and artillery rattled by.
Here, across the road from Samuel Pratt's store, decisions were made that would determine the fate of two armies - and the state of Missouri. A temporary city of soldiers covered the field before you and the surrounding area. Here you would have seen the
nerve center of the Union army during the two-day fight for Pea Ridge.
There was heavy military traffic along the Telegraph Road that now lies in part under the battlefield tour road behind you.
This monument is
visible from the road. It is located at
N 36° 26.4597 W 94° 1.9365.
Parking is available on Military park Road
To reach this monument:
At tour stop two.
Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Pea Ridge Battlefield.
There are 15 monuments nearby.
The Enemy Is Behind Us!
(a few steps from this marker) ; Getting Ready To Fight
(Is only 53 feet away) ; Curtis' Headquarters
(Is only 95 feet away) ; U.S. Army Headquarters 1862
(about 242 feet away) ; That Beautiful Charge
(approx. 0.6 miles away) ; “Dat De Shpot, Sergent!”
(approx. 0.6 miles away) ; A Perfect Storm of Shot and Shell
(approx. 0.8 miles away) ; Confederate Sunset
(approx. 0.8 miles away) ; A Village Full of Wounded Men
(approx. 1 miles away) ; Leetown
(approx. 1 miles away) ; Fiery Finale on Ruddick's Field
(approx. 1.1 miles away) ; Night Moves
(approx. 1.1 miles away) ; It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw...
(approx. 1.1 miles away) ; Hard Fighting Near Leetown
(approx. 1.1 miles away) ; Slaughter in the Rocks
(approx. 1.1 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.
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