Confederate Sunset

Confederate Sunset (HMNUB)

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

N 36° 26.961', W 94° 1.318'

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March 7, 1862 - Sunset

As the sun set on the first day of battle, about 3,000 rebels from Missouri made their final charge here. Crossing Ben Ruddick's stubbled cornfield, they ran straight toward the muzzles of Federal cannon set wheel hub to wheel hub against a line of trees. After hours of fighting withdrawals, this last Union line held firm. Rebuffed Confederates ebbed back to Elkhorn Tavern. In the dusk, men of both armies feared they were standing on the brink of collapse.

...it was almost dark and we got so near the [Federal] battery that the fire from the guns would pass in jetting streams, through our lines.
Asa Payne, private, 3rd Missouri Regiment

Outnumbered, hard-pressed Union cannoneers and infantrymen regrouped and reloaded here at the edge of Ruddick's field.
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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 Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 408416 N 4034275
Decimal Degrees36.44935000, -94.02196667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 26.961', W 94° 1.318'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 26' 57.66" N, 94° 1' 19.08" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 273 County Rd 65, Garfield AR 72732, US
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