Monument

The Enemy Is Behind Us!

March 7, 1862 - Mid-Morning

Battle of Pea Ridge



The Enemy Is Behind Us!, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 11:42:34
1. The Enemy Is Behind Us!
 

Inscription:

It was still below freezing at 10:30 a.m. March 7, 1862, when an alarmed messenger thundered into Union headquarters. The news he carried was startling: Confederates were moving down the Telegraph Road a mile north of Elkhorn Tavern. All of General Curtis's careful troop positioning for a battle at Little Sugar Creek - to the south - was now useless.


As gunfire from the far side of Elkhorn Mountain and the fields north of Leetown grew louder, Curtis had to move his remaining troops to prepare for the Confederate attack. Blue-coated regiments reversed direction and rushed past their vulnerable supply wagons to confront the enemy.




The Enemy Is Behind Us!, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 11:42:51
2. The Enemy Is Behind Us!
 


Classification
Allegiance: Union
Type: Other
Level: Army
Military Arm: None Selected


This monument markers the location of a headquarters.


Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 36° 26.4625  W 94° 1.937. Map it

Parking is available on Military park Rd .


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 (a few steps from this marker) ; Getting Ready To Fight (Is only 70 feet away) ; Curtis' Headquarters (about 101 feet away) ; U.S. Army Headquarters 1862 (about 255 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 miles away) ; Night Moves (approx. 1 miles away) ; It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw... (approx. 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.






The Enemy Is Behind Us!, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 11:42:40
3. The Enemy Is Behind Us!
 
Curtis' Headquarters, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 11:41:11
4. Curtis' Headquarters
Tour stop 2 
Pea Ridge - Tour stop two, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 11:44:18
5. Pea Ridge - Tour stop two
It appears that at one time there were plaques attached to the wall that have since been removed and replaced by two mew markers. 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on November 10, 2016. This page has been viewed 66 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 2 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on November 23, 2016. Bg Hooks was the editor who published this page on November 10, 2016. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 were submitted on 11/10/2016 by Byron Hooks.


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