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

    Pea Ridge

    National Military Park Arkansas

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  • HORSE TRAIL CLOSURE

    A section of the Horse Trail is CLOSED. Contact park staff for more information.

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    A short section of the Hiking Trails is CLOSED. Please contact park staff for more information.

History & Culture

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

General Franz Sigel commands cannons at Pea Ridge

Almost half of the enlisted troops and many of the officers in the Union Army of the Southwest at the Battle of Pea Ridge spoke German as their first language.