That Beautiful Charge

March 8, 1862 - Mid-Morning

Battle of Pea Ridge

That Beautiful Charge, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:36:31
1. That Beautiful Charge

That beautiful charge I shall never forget; with banners streaming, with drums beating, and our long line of blue coats advancing upon the double quick, with their deadly bayonets gleaming in the sunlight, and every man and officer yelling at the top of his lungs.
Eugene B. Payne, captain, 37th Illinois Infantry Regiment

When the bugles sounded the charge at 10:00 a.m., standing here were 10,000 Union men - an entire army visible from one place. During the Civil War such a sight was so rare that its terrifying grandeur seared itself into the memory of every man present.

The Union battle line stretched about a mile across the field before you.

That Beautiful Charge - “Dat De Shpot, Sergent!”, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:36:27
2. That Beautiful Charge - “Dat De Shpot, Sergent!”

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 36° 26.8345  W 94° 1.5253. Map it

Parking is available on Military Park Road .

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Pea Ridge Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

“Dat De Shpot, Sergent!” (here, next to this marker) ; A Perfect Storm of Shot and Shell (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Confederate Sunset (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Fiery Finale on Ruddick's Field (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Night Moves (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; It was the Grandest Thing I Ever Saw... (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Hard Fighting Near Leetown (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Slaughter in the Rocks (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Curtis' Headquarters (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; The Enemy Is Behind Us! (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; U.S. Army Headquarters 1862 (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; City of Soldiers (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Getting Ready To Fight (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Remembrance and Reunion (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Pea Ridge Confederate Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

That Beautiful Charge, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2016/09/19 13:36:36
3. That Beautiful Charge

Allegiance: Union
Type: Other
Level: Army
Military Arm: None Selected


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