Monument

A Village Full of Wounded Men

Battle of Pea Ridge



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Inscription:

Entering a little clearing, we discovered the yellow hospital flags fluttering from the gables of every house in the hamlet of Leetown, and the surgeons busy with the sad, yet humane task that was theirs to perform.
Lyman G. Bennett, private, 36th Illinois Infantry Regiment

The quarter-mile-long trail you see ahead leads to the site of Leetown, Arkansas. Today the woods and meadows of the Pea Ridge battlefield appear to be an uninhabited wilderness. During the Civil War, this whole area was a patchwork quilt of working farms and woodlots. Leetown was made up of a dozen or so log-and-frame homes and outbuildings.

As intense fighting ranged nearby in Oberson's cornfield and Morgan's Woods, stretcher bearers carried the wounded of both armies to Leetown, the closest place offering shelter from the winter weather. All the space in the houses was taken over by injured and dying soldiers. Yellow flags guided the walking wounded to medical attention.

This 1862 illustration from Harper's Weekly magazine shows Union surgeons working in a combat aid station very similar to those set up in the houses here. No Civil War-era drawing that shows Leetown is known to exist. Battlefield artists did not follow the armies that fought in Arkansas in 1862.

Today no structure remains in the clearing where Leetown once was.




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Classification
Allegiance: Confederate and Union
Type: Other
Level: Other
Military Arm: None Selected




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 36° 26.471  W 94° 3.044. Map it

Parking is available on Military Park Road near  N 36° 26.478  W 95° 3.018 .


To reach this monument:
Located in tour stop number 3 on Military Park Road.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Pea Ridge Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Leetown (about 249 feet away) ; A Fierce Tangle in Morgan's Woods - March 7, 1862 - Late Afternoon (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Stand to Your Posts! - March 7, 1862 - Mid-Morning (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; A Crisis in Command - March 7, 1862 - Afternoon (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Save the Cannon! - March 7, 1862 - Mid-Morning (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Two Armies Collide (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Getting Ready To Fight (approx. 1 miles away) ; The Enemy Is Behind Us! (approx. 1 miles away) ; City of Soldiers (approx. 1 miles away) ; Curtis' Headquarters (approx. 1 miles away) ; U.S. Army Headquarters 1862 (approx. 1.1 miles away) ; A Long, Cold Hungry March (approx. 1.4 miles away) ; That Beautiful Charge (approx. 1.5 miles away) ; “Dat De Shpot, Sergent!” (approx. 1.5 miles away) ; A Perfect Storm of Shot and Shell (approx. 1.7 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.






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By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 11:51:44
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Credits:

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