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

    Pea Ridge

    National Military Park Arkansas

History & Culture

Confederate Sunset - a painting of the Battle of Pea Ridge by Andy Thomas
Confederate Sunset - Andy Thomas

The story of Battle of Pea Ridge is not just about generals, leaders and tactics, it is also about the soldiers who fought here, from both sides. It is about the civilians who lived here and had a battle in the fields. View biographies of the battle's leaders, or read excerpts from letters and diaries of soldiers.

Did You Know?

Elkhorn Tavern

The Elkhorn Tavern was a place of worship until 1862 when the congregation moved to a new location 3 miles northwest of the tavern because of the noisy parties and dances the federals held in the building during their occupation.