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

    Pea Ridge

    National Military Park Arkansas

The Battle That Saved Missouri For The Union

On March 7-8, 1862, 26,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate of Missouri and the West.  The 4,300 acre battlefield honors those who fought for their beliefs. Pea Ridge was one of the most pivotal Civil War battles and is the most intact Civil War battlefield in the United States.

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Did You Know?

Confederate and Union soldiers collide

Pea Ridge was an atypical Civil War battle in that the Southerners actually attacked from the north, and the Northerners from the south.