Sunday, January 13, 2008
Prairie Grove Battlefield - Prairie Grove, Arkansas
One of the most pristine Civil War battlefields in the South can be found at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. The scene of a massive battle involving tens of thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers, the battle stymied a Southern attempt to destroy the Union Army of the Frontier.
Fought on December 7, 1862, and involving some of the bloodiest fighting of the war west of the Mississippi, the Battle of Prairie Grove lives on at the battlefield park. An outstanding facility operated by the State of Arkansas, the battlefield includes an interpretive center at Hindman Hall (seen here), monuments, markers, cannon, historic buildings, preserved landscape, a one mile paved walking trail and a driving tour.
For more on Prairie Grove, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com and scroll down the page to the links section. Sites are categorized by state.