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Pea Ridge National Military Park will host "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War", a traveling exhibit by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. More than 3 million soldiers fought in the war from 1861-1865. More than 700,000 died and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War is a six panel exhibit that explores the experiences of disabled Civil War veterans who served as a symbol of the fractured nation and stark reminder of the costs of the conflict. The exhibit will run through August 15, 2015. The exhibit is on display at the park visitor center and is open 8:30 am to 4:30 pm seven days a week.
Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves the site of and commemorates the March 1862 Civil War battle that helped Union forces gain control of Missouri.Administered by the National Park Service, the 4,300 acre battlefield is located 10 miles north of Rogers on US Highway 62.