Monument

It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw...

Battle of Pea Ridge



It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw..., click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 12:50:53
1. It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw...
 

Inscription:

It was extremely rare in the Civil War to be able to see an entire army lined up for a fight, with all the regiments within sight of each other.

Had you stood here on Saturday, March 8, 1862, you could have see 10,000 Union men in battle lines stretching for a mile over the open fields below. It was a sight that few veterans of the battle of Pea Ridge ever forgot.

Forward quick time guide right.
Halt make ready take aim fire.
After first shot load at will.
Our guns a-booming.
The battery howling.
Wounded groaning.
Some excited, I might say all.
But we was going forward...

diary of Samuel Herrington, sergeant, 8th Indiana Infantry Regiment, Davis' Division

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



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By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 12:50:58
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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° 27.2567  W 94° 1.3807. 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.

Night Moves (here, next to this marker) ; Hard Fighting Near Leetown (Is only 30 feet away) ; Fiery Finale on Ruddick's Field (Is only 43 feet away) ; Slaughter in the Rocks (Is only 84 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.






It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw..., click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 12:51:01
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View looking west from tour stop 6, Pea Ridge NBP, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 12:46:13
4. View looking west from tour stop 6, Pea Ridge NBP
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on September 15, 2017. This page has been viewed 79 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 were submitted on 09/15/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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