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Pea Ridge Civil War Campaign in the West

ISBN-10: 0807846694
ISBN-13: 9780807846698
Edition: 1997
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Description: The 1862 battle of Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas was one of the largest Civil War engagements fought on the western frontier, and it dramatically altered the balance of power in the Trans-Mississippi. This study of the battle is based on  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

The 1862 battle of Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas was one of the largest Civil War engagements fought on the western frontier, and it dramatically altered the balance of power in the Trans-Mississippi. This study of the battle is based on research in archives from Connecticut to California and includes a pioneering study of the terrain of the sprawling battlefield, as well as an examination of soldiers' personal experiences, the use of Native American troops, and the role of Pea Ridge in regional folklore.

William L. Shea is professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He is coauthor of several books, includingPea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West(UNC Press) andVicksburg Is the Key: The Struggle for the Mississippi River .

Earl J. Hess is an associate professor of history at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. He is the author ofThe Union Soldier in Battle: Enduring the Ordeal of Combatand other works.

Contents
Preface
Winter Campaign
Price's Running Stand
The Hunter and the Hunted
Rush to Glory
Death of a Texan
Battle in the Brush
A Battle Half Won
Clash in Cross Timber Hollow
Perseverance beside a Tavern
High Tide at Elkhorn
Soften the Heart
Thunder in the Ozarks
Victory and Defeat
The Vulture and the Wolf
Marching through Arkansas Conclusion. A Military Analysis of Pea Ridge Appendix
The Legacy of Pea Ridge Appendix
Order of Battle
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Maps
Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas
Springfield to Little Sugar Creek
Northwestern Arkansas
Bentonville: McIntosh Attempts to Intercept Sigel
Pea Ridge: Midday, March 7
Leetown: Osterhaus Engages McCulloch on Foster's Farm
Leetown: McCulloch and McIntosh Are Killed
Leetown: H�bert Advances against Davis
Leetown: H�bert Breaches the Federal Line
Leetown: The Federals Counterattack and the Confederates Withdraw
Elkhorn Tavern: Van Dorn and Carr Deploy
Elkhorn Tavern: Vandever Attacks Slack
Elkhorn Tavern: Carr Shortens His Line as Van Dorn Prepares to Attack
Elkhorn Tavern: Van Dorn Attacks and Carr Falls Back across Ruddick's Field
Pea Ridge: Night of March 7-8
Elkhorn Tavern: 9:00 A.M., March 8
Elkhorn Tavern: 10:00 A.M., March 8
March of the Army of the Southwest, February-July 1862
Illustrations Samuel Ryan Curtis Franz Sigel Sterling
Price Benjamin McCulloch Earl Van Dorn Albert Pike Elkhorn
aTvern Telegraph Road Alexander Asboth
The northern bluff of Little Sugar Creek, from Telegraph
Road near the site of Trott's store Remains of trenches the Federals constructed atop the northern bluff of Little Sugar
Creek Grenville M. Dodge
Foster's farm, looking northeast from the approximate location of Elbert's battery
Nicholas Greusel Louis H�ebert
Morgan's woods, east of Leetown Road Julius
White Oberson's field, looking northwest from the site of Davidson's battery
Tanyard Ravine, looking northward down the slope that forms the head of this ravine
Huntsville Road, looking west toward
Elkhorn Tavern, with the head of Tanyard Ravine to its rear and the eastern extremity of Big
Mountain in the background Hunt Wilson's painting of Guibor's battery in action against
Carr's beleaguered Federals on the evening of March 7
Artillery pieces mark the location of Guibor's battery in front of Elkhorn Tavern on the evening of March 7
Clemon's field, looking east from Dodge's position Hunt Wilson's painting of Pratt's store on the morning of March 8
An Artillery piece marking the location of Welfley's battery atop Welfley's Knoll
Welfley's Knoll, looking west from Telegraph Road across Ruddick's field Hunt Wilson's painting of the Confederate army just before it began to retreat from the battlefield on March 8
Sandstone columns on the west face of the rocky promontory on Big Mountain
The battlefield of March 8, looking south from the rocky promontory on Big Mountain
The battlefield of March 8, looking southwest from the rocky promontory on Big Mountain
The battlefield of March 8, looking west from the rocky promontory on Big Mountain
Cyrus Bussey Frederick Steele "Pioneers from Carr's Division, May 21, 1862,"
"Elkhorn Tavern, Battle Ground of Pea Ridge, Ark.,"
The 37th Illinois battling H�bert's brigade in Morgan's woods, March 7, 1862

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