Officers and men, you have it in your power to make or prevent another Bull Run affair. I want every man to stand to his post!
Nicholas Greusel, colonel, 36th Illinois Infantry Regiment
Yankee cavalrymen, mauled from a sharp fight with 7,000 Confederates, raced back across Samuel Oberson's cornfield from the belt of trees you see in the distance. "Turn back! They'll give you hell!" some troopers shouted as they sped by the infantrymen moving
into line of battle.
Two predominately German-speaking regiments - one from Missouri and one from Illinois - would have to stand and fight here without flinching. If they broke and ran, Pea Ridge would become as infamous as the July 1861 Union disaster at Bull Run near Washington,
Two full divisions - half of the Union soldiers who fought here - were immigrants from central Europe and Germany. These so-called "Dutch" regiments volunteered in St. Louis and other towns along the Mississippi.
This monument is
visible from the road. It is located at
N 36° 26.678 W 94° 3.135.
Parking is available on Military Park Road
N 36° 26.700 W 94° 3.138
Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Pea Ridge Battlefield.
There are 15 monuments nearby.
Save the Cannon! - March 7, 1862 - Mid-Morning
(Is only 97 feet away) ; A Crisis in Command - March 7, 1862 - Afternoon
(Is only 98 feet away) ; A Fierce Tangle in Morgan's Woods - March 7, 1862 - Late Afternoon
(about 230 feet away) ; A Village Full of Wounded Men
(approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Leetown
(approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Two Armies Collide
(approx. 0.6 miles away) ; The Enemy Is Behind Us!
(approx. 1.1 miles away) ; City of Soldiers
(approx. 1.1 miles away) ; Getting Ready To Fight
(approx. 1.1 miles away) ; Curtis' Headquarters
(approx. 1.2 miles away) ; U.S. Army Headquarters 1862
(approx. 1.2 miles away) ; A Long, Cold Hungry March
(approx. 1.2 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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