Vulnerable in Victory

Vulnerable in Victory (HMNU3)

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

N 36° 27.224', W 94° 0.93'

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March 7, 1862 - Mid-Night

It was the fiery end of the best day of Earl Van Dorn's 20 years as a professional soldier. Bone-tired from the jarring of a week-long ambulance ride and still feverish from pneumonia, the Confederate commander lay down here in the side yard of Elkhorn Tavern amid the wreckage of the day's battle.

Because he now controlled his enemy's sole supply line, General Van Dorn assumed he had the battle of Elkhorn Tavern won. No one yet knew that the rebel wagons bearing food and ammunition for the next day's fight were hopelessly out of reach.

At midnight two young Texans brought word to Confederate headquarters that Generals McCulloch and McIntosh had been killed early in the Leetown fighting. They took orders back for their entire division to march through the night to rejoin Van Dorn here before sunup.
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HM NumberHMNU3
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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, September 24th, 2014 at 1:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 409001 N 4034755
Decimal Degrees36.45373333, -94.01550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 27.224', W 94° 0.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 27' 13.44" N, 94° 0' 55.80" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4782-4786 County Rd 65, Garfield AR 72732, US
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