Hard Fighting Near Leetown

Hard Fighting Near Leetown (HMNTK)

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

N 36° 27.253', W 94° 1.378'

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The families who lived outside Leetown, Arkansas first heard shots fired on the far side of Little Mountain, the low wooded rise you see to the right. Half of the Confederate Army of the West was marching eastward on Ford Road, moving this way. To delay their link-up with the other half of the Confederate army nearing Elkhorn Tavern, a small Federal force opened fire across the fields of Wiley Foster's farm.

The fighting intensified as Texas and Arkansas regiments moved south from Foster's farm to Samuel Oberson's wide cornfield. Later in the afternoon the action bogged down in a thick 100-acre woods belonging to Elizabeth Morgan. As darkness fell, the Confederates near Leetown pulled back, marching behind Big Mountain - where you now stand - to rejoin their commander on the Telegraph Road.
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HM NumberHMNTK
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Placed ByPea Ridge National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 11:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 408332 N 4034815
Decimal Degrees36.45421667, -94.02296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 27.253', W 94° 1.378'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 27' 15.18" N, 94° 1' 22.68" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 County Rd 65, Garfield AR 72732, US
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