Friday, April 17, 2015
Springdale, AR, Pea Ridge National Military Park
We are in Springdale, AR, for a week and started out our exploration of the area with a visit yesterday to the Pea Ridge National Military Park. Another Civil War battleground, the Pea Ridge area contained a strategic road that moved supplies and men for the Confederates. Telegraph Road was a necessary acquisition for the Union therefore and, after yet another fierce battle with high losses on both sides, the Union took the site.
Only two small monuments decorate the entire battlefield with one of them erected in the memory of both the Union and Confederate troops that died here.