December 7, 1862The battle on this field was fought between the Confederate army of General T.C. Hindman (Arkansas) and Federal forces commanded by Generals James G. Blunt (Kansas) and F.J. Herron (Iowa). Battlefield Park occupies the approximate center of the Confederate position. From 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. the contest was between Herron, attacking from the north, and the Confederate defenders of this ridge. From 2 o'clock until dark, the battle was chiefly against Blunt's army, attacking from the northwest. Hindman reported that he had 11,000 troops engaged. Blunt's report gives his force as 8,000 and Herron's as 5,000. The Confederate loss in killed, wounded, and missing was 1,317. The Federal loss was 1,148. During the night of December 7-8 the Confederate army withdrew to Van Buren.
|Series||This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series|
|Placed By||State of Arkansas|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 1:39pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 381876 N 3982900|
|Decimal Degrees||35.98340000, -94.31031667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 59.004', W 94° 18.619'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 59' 0.24" N, 94° 18' 37.14" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6935 Co Rd 80, Prairie Grove AR 72753, US|
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