• 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?

General Earl Van Dorn, of the Confederate army

When Confederate General Van Dorn heard news that Curtis pushed Price out of Missouri, he set out to take personal charge of an attack on Curtis, along with Price and McCulloch. He arrived at Price’s headquarters in an ambulance, braving a severe illness resulting from falling into an icy stream.