Getting Ready To Fight
General Samuel Curtis had only 10,500 troops to hold back a Confederate army of more than 16,000 men moving toward him. Curtis had asked army headquarters in St. Louis for reinforcements. None could be sent.
At the last minute, Union soldiers dug in the bluffs just north of Little Sugar Creek, about three miles southwest of here on the Telegraph Road. There - Curtis thought - his army would await Van Dorn's Confederates.
This monument is
visible from the road. It is located at
N 36° 26.451 W 94° 1.938.
Parking is available on Military Park Road
N 36° 26.4625 W 94° 1.937
To reach this monument:
Located in tour stop number 2 on Military Park Road.
Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Pea Ridge Battlefield.
There are 15 monuments nearby.
City of Soldiers
(Is only 53 feet away) ; The Enemy Is Behind Us!
(Is only 70 feet away) ; Curtis' Headquarters
(about 108 feet away) ; U.S. Army Headquarters 1862
(about 219 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.
This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on November 23, 2016. This page has been viewed 222 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then.
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