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

    Pea Ridge

    National Military Park Arkansas

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Stop 6: West Overlook

View from the West Overlook showing Fayetteville, Arkansas in the distance.

This view from the West Overlook shows the great distances involved in moving the armies to the battlefield.

This stop atop Big Mountain (Pea Ridge) offers visitors an idea of the great distances involved in the battle. Bentonville is 11 miles to the west, while Fayetteville is 29 miles to the south.

There was no combat-related action that took place on this part of the mountain. Sigel's Troops passed by here during the night of the first day's battle.

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.