• Elkhorn Tavern, Federal Provost Marshal Headquarters and Field Hospital Used by Both Armies

    Pea Ridge

    National Military Park Arkansas

Federal Commanders

Brigadier General Samuel Ryan Curtis
Commander, Army of the Southwest


Brigadier General Franz Sigel
Commander, 1st & 2nd Divisions, Army of the Southwest

Brigadier General Alexander Asboth
Commander, 2nd Division
Colonel Peter J. Osterhaus
Commander, 1st Division
Colonel Jefferson C. Davis
Commander, 3rd Division
Colonel Eugene A. Carr
Commander, 4th Division

Colonel Grenville Dodge
Commander, 1st Brigade, 4th Division

Did You Know?

A painting by H. Wilson indicates the store was on the east side of Wire Rd., but until recently a stone foundation stood on the west side.

Pratt’s Store was Curtis’ headquarters, a strategic spot at the junction of Wire Road and the Leetown battlefield. It is uncertain as to whether the original store was on the east or west side of the road.