March 7, 1862 - Mid-MorningLike maddened hornets, Confederate infantrymen boiled out of Morgan's Woods, crossed Leetown Road, and swarmed toward the six Federal cannon that had unlimbered in this corner of Oberson's cornfield. Captain William Black stood in front of the cannon and fired his Colt repeating rifle to single-handedly delay the fierce assault until he fell wounded. Black bought the artillerymen time to save four of the six guns from being captured.
|Placed By||Pea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 2:46am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 405686 N 4033808|
|Decimal Degrees||36.44488333, -94.05236667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 26.693', W 94° 3.142'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 26' 41.58" N, 94° 3' 8.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 68 County Rd 65, Garfield AR 72732, US|
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