Lifeline for Two Armies - Pea Ridge National Military Park - Garfield, AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member nomadwillie
N 36° 27.197 W 094° 00.967
15S E 408944 N 4034705
Quick Description: Elkhorn Tavern overlooks a highway of vital importance for Arkansas and Missouri during the Civil War.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 1/14/2022 1:34:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM15JTP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Elkhorn Tavern overlooks a highway of vital importance for Arkansas and Missouri during the Civil War. Union and Confederate leaders both wanted this 20-foot-wide dirt road to move men and supplies. Alongside the road ran 3-year-old telegraph wires, the latest way to send information and fast.

In the week before battle broke out here, both armies had hurriedly marched southward past this crossroads and tavern. The night before the shooting started, Union troops from Missouri set up a small rearguard outpost here. The soldiers had stockpiled food in the barn and tavern. Provost guards watched a handful of captured Confederates nearby.
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