City of Soldiers

City of Soldiers (HMNPS)

Location: Garfield, AR 72732 Benton County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 26.459', W 94° 1.934'

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In early March 1862, these now quiet fields bustled with the clamor and constant motion of an army headquarters in time of battle. Soldiers drilled, cleaned guns, and checked ammunition. Scouts and couriers rode in to report. Officers convened for councils of war. Mules brayed and teamsters swore. Teams pulling wagons and artillery rattled by.

Here, across the road from Samuel Pratt's store, decisions were made that would determine the fate of two armies - and the state of Missouri. A temporary city of soldiers covered the field before you and the surrounding area. Here you would have seen the nerve center of the Union army during the two-day fight for Pea Ridge.

There was heavy military traffic along the Telegraph Road that now lies in part under the battlefield tour road behind you.
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Placed ByPea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 407486 N 4033356
Decimal Degrees36.44098333, -94.03223333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 26.459', W 94° 1.934'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 26' 27.54" N, 94° 1' 56.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2143 County Rd 65, Garfield AR 72732, US
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