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Pea Ridge National Military Park

15930 E Highway 62



From Wikipedia Pea Ridge National Military Park:

"The 4,300-acre (17 km2) Pea Ridge National Military Park was created by an act of Congress in 1956 to preserve the battlefield of the 1862 Battle of Pea Ridge. It was dedicated as a national park during the nation’s Civil War Centennial in 1963."

"In 1956, the Arkansas congressional delegation proposed legislation to make Pea Ridge a national military park. This was a major breakthrough in Civil War battlefield preservation. At that time, under the National Park Service classification system, only 1-acre (4,000 m2) should have been preserved, along with a monument. On July 20, 1956, Congress enacted legislation to accept a 5,000-acre (20 km2) donation from the state of Arkansas."

"In acquiring the land for the park, the government purchased or used eminent domain on dozens of farms and residences of various sizes, ranging from a few acres to the large Winton Springs estate. Many of the houses and structures were sold and moved off of park property, including some that still stand in nearby Pea Ridge. All other remaining structures, with the exception of the historic Elkhorn Tavern, were demolished by the park, including the elaborate Winton Springs mansion."

"Many Union and Confederate veterans attended several reunions at the Pea Ridge battlefield long before it was a park. The first of these reunions was held in 1887, twenty-five years after the battle. The reunions promoted not only remembrance, but healing. The veterans dedicated the first monuments on the battlefield to both the Union and Confederate dead. These monuments are located within the park today."

Nearest CityGarfield, AR
State(s)AR          
Latitude N 36° 26.400      (36.44)
Longitude W 94° 1.800      (-94.03)
Size 4,300 acre
Established October 15, 1966
Governing BodyNational Park Service
Park Web Site https://www.nps.gov/peri/index.htm
National Cemetery No
Entrance Fee Yes



More Information • • •
  1. Wikipedia: Battle of Pea Ridge ( Submitted on 09/27/2016 by ). change
  2. Arkansas; The Natural State: Pea Ridge National Military Park ( Submitted on 09/27/2016 by ). change
  3. Wikipedia: Pea Ridge National Military Park ( Submitted on 09/27/2016 by ). change

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