Pea Ridge National Military Park
Opened in 1956
The Battle of Pea Ridge -- March 7-8, 1862

The Battle of Pea Ridge was the largest and most decisive Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River.  With Missouri teetering between Union and Confederate loyalties, and the major St. Louis supply line for the Federal Armies at stake, the Union victory at Pea Ridge effectively neutralized the Confederate threat to Missouri, and secured the supply lines serving the federal armies in action across the south.  The two-day Battle of Pea Ridge was also one of the costlier battles for both sides, with 1500 Union soldiers and 4000 Confederates killed.  CLICK HERE for a brief description of the battle which raged east of Pea Ridge near Leetown and Elkhorn Tavern on March 7-8, 1862. National Park Service
Websites

The Battle of Pea Ridge
www.nps.gov/peri/

American Battlefield Protection Program
www2.cr.nps.gov/abpp/

Civil War Battles by State
www2.cr.nps.gov/abpp/battles/bystate.htm

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System
www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/

Civil War Sites Advisory Commission
www.civilwar.nps.gov/
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Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas
www.civilwarbuff.org/
www.civilwarbuff.org/pea_ridge.html
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