Friday, 26 August 2011

Confederate Song - Battle of Pea Ridge

Death and or glory on the battlefield where many a hero fell - not great day for the Confederate Army into the second year of the civil war.

The Battle of Pea Ridge (also known as Elkhorn Tavern) was a land battle of the American Civil War, fought on March 6–8, 1862, at Pea Ridge in northwest Arkansas, near Garfield.

In the battle, Union forces led by Brig. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis defeated Confederate troops under Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn.

The outcome of the battle essentially cemented Union control of Missouri. The battle was one of the few during the war in which a Confederate army outnumbered its Union opponent.

Here is a ballad that commemorates the battle: - great artwork throughout the song.


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