Battle of Pea Ridge


The Battle of Pea Ridge took place in March 1862. It was fought in North West Arkansas. Major General Van Dorn commanded the Confederate troops. The Union commander was Major General Samuel Curtis. Van Dorn's forces were initially successful in their attack on Federal lines. The Union troops, however, launched a successful counterattack that carried the day. The Union victory at Pea Ridge secured Missouri for the Union.

Union General Sigel's Account

 

 

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This is a color painting of the battle Pea Ridge published by Kurz and Allison in 1889

 

This is the Pea Ridge march. Respectfully dedicated to Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel, U.S.A. Composed by Chr. Bach

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Genl. Franz Sigel: at the battle of Pea-Ridge, Ark. March 8th, 1862