Monument

Slaughter in the Rocks

March 8, 1862 - Morning

Battle of Pea Ridge



Slaughter in the Rocks, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 12:50:34
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Inscription:

Below you here stand 30-foot-tall columns of stone. Bone-tired Confederates of the 2nd Missouri Brigade took shelter amid these rocky dens after the first day's hard marching and fighting. What at first seemed like a good natural defense became a deathtrap.

As the second day's fighting began, 21 Union cannon in Cox's field below fired a punishing barrage toward this mountainside. A hurricane of artillery projectiles, rock fragments, and timber splinters tore through the infantrymen posted near here. After 30 minutes of slaughter, General Earl Van Dorn ordered a withdrawal back toward Elkhorn Tavern.

Pea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior.



Slaughter in the Rocks, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 12:50:30
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Classification
Allegiance: Confederate and Union
Type: Other
Level: Army
Military Arm: None Selected




Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 36° 27.2704  W 94° 1.3779. Map it

Parking is available on Tour stop #6 on Military Park Road. near  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.

Hard Fighting Near Leetown (Is only 57 feet away) ; It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw... (Is only 84 feet away) ; Night Moves (Is only 86 feet away) ; Fiery Finale on Ruddick's Field (about 112 feet away) ; A Perfect Storm of Shot and Shell (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Confederate Sunset (approx. 0.4 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.






Slaughter in the Rocks, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 12:50:39
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Slaughter in the Rocks, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 12:50:42
4. Slaughter in the Rocks
 
View looking west from tour stop 6, Pea Ridge NBP, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 12:46:13
5. View looking west from tour stop 6, Pea Ridge NBP
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on September 14, 2017. This page has been viewed 139 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on September 15, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 were submitted on 09/14/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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