Monument

Remembrance and Reunion

Battle of Pea Ridge



Remembrance and Reunion, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:16:46
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Inscription:

The two stone monuments you see here reflect the long-lasting grief - and the hopes - of the generation of Americans who survived the Civil War. After the war, young men whose lives had been forever changed by this battle began returning to these bullet-shattered forests and blood-soaked fields. They mourned comrades lost and reflected on the meaning of their trial by fire. In 1914 veterans began the call to preserve this battlefield as sacred ground. Their descendants again strove for national recognition in 1924, 1928, 1936, and 1939. In 1956 President Eisenhower finally signed the law to create and protect this legacy as Pea Ridge National Military Park.

Confederate veterans raised the older memorial just 25 years after the fight, one of the first in the nation to mark a Civil War battlefield. This stark 1887 obelisk mourned the well-known southern generals lost here: McCulloch, McIntosh, and Slack.

The 1889 Pea Ridge reunion was the first to include veterans from both armies. Their marble monument to "A United Soldiery" honored both "the untarnished Blue" and "the unsullied Grey."

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



Remembrance and Reunion, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:16:52
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Classification
Allegiance: Not applicable
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° 27.1884  W 94° 0.9962. Map it

Parking is available on Elkhorns Tavern on Military Park Road. near  N 36° 27.1981  W 94° 0.975 .



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Pea Ridge Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Pea Ridge Confederate Monument (here, next to this marker) ; Reunited Soldiery Monument (here, next to this marker) ; Lifeline for Two Armies (about 182 feet away) ; Vulnerable in Victory (about 445 feet away) ; The Butterfield Overland Mail Route (about 469 feet away) ; Elkhorn Tavern Taken (about 491 feet away) ; Fiery Finale on Ruddick's Field (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Hard Fighting Near Leetown (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Night Moves (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw... (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Slaughter in the Rocks (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Confederate Sunset (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; A Perfect Storm of Shot and Shell (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; That Beautiful Charge (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; “Dat De Shpot, Sergent!” (approx. 0.6 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.






Remembrance and Reunion, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:16:55
3. Remembrance and Reunion
 
Remembrance and Reunion, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:17:02
4. Remembrance and Reunion
 
Pea Ridge Confederate Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:15:51
5. Pea Ridge Confederate Monument
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on September 18, 2017. This page has been viewed 35 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 18, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 were submitted on 09/18/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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