The families who lived outside Leetown, Arkansas first heard shots fired on the far side of Little Mountain, the low wooded rise you see to the right. Half of the Confederate Army of the West was marching eastward on Ford Road, moving this way. To delay
their link-up with the other half of the Confederate army nearing Elkhorn Tavern, a small Federal force opened fire across the fields of Wiley Foster's farm.
The fighting intensified as Texas and Arkansas regiments moved south from Foster's farm to Samuel Oberson's wide cornfield. Later in the afternoon the action bogged down in a thick 100-acre woods belonging to Elizabeth Morgan. As darkness fell, the Confederates
near Leetown pulled back, marching behind Big Mountain - where you now stand - to rejoin their commander on the Telegraph Road.
This monument is Not
visible from the road. It is located at
N 36° 27.2611 W 94° 1.3778.
Parking is available on Tour stop #6 on Military Park Road.
N 36° 27.2903 W 94° 1.291
To reach this monument:
This marker is located at tour stop 6, Pea Ridge West. From the parking lot, follow the paved path to the covered overlook.
Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Pea Ridge Battlefield.
There are 15 monuments nearby.
It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw...
(Is only 30 feet away) ; Night Moves
(Is only 31 feet away) ; Fiery Finale on Ruddick's Field
(Is only 57 feet away) ; Slaughter in the Rocks
(Is only 57 feet away) ; A Perfect Storm of Shot and Shell
(approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Confederate Sunset
(approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Remembrance and Reunion
(approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Pea Ridge Confederate Monument
(approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Reunited Soldiery Monument
(approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Lifeline for Two Armies
(approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Vulnerable in Victory
(approx. 0.4 miles away) ; The Butterﬁeld Overland Mail Route
(approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Elkhorn Tavern Taken
(approx. 0.4 miles away) ; That Beautiful Charge
(approx. 0.5 miles away) ; “Dat De Shpot, Sergent!”
(approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.
This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on September 14, 2017. This page has been viewed 220 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then.
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