Friday, March 22, 2013 - Sunday, March 24, 2013
The March 7-8 conflict at Pea Ridge is referred to as “The Battle that Saves Missouri for the Union.” Twenty-six thousand soldiers engaged in combat that decided the fate of Missouri and the West. Now protected by the National Park Service, the grounds are classified as the most intact Civil War battlefield in the U.S.
The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Pea Ridge is being observed at the Webb Family farm on State Line Road, 3.5 miles north of Pea Ridge. (National Park Service regulations do not allow activities to take place on the actual battle site.) The commemoration includes a Civil War reenactment featuring cavalry, artillery, and infantry demonstrations. Realistic impressions of 19th century military and civilian lifestyles, along with sutler vignettes will be explored. Proceeds from the event benefit the park. Admission is is$20 for adults, with children 14 and younger admitted free. E-mail Stephen Bailey with the Arkansas Reenactor Educational Association for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-685-7777. Visit www.arkcivilwar.org for additional details.