One of Arkansas's premier reenacting events recreating the
Dec. 7, 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove. The battle pitted the Confederate
forces under General Thomas C. Hindman against two Union forces, one under
General Blunt and the other under General Herron. Confederate forces
remained in immediate possession of the field but soon withdrew from the
area leaving the Federals in control of Northwest Arkansas. The recreation
of the battle takes place on the actual battleground which makes it very
special indeed. The 1st Arkansas joined up with the 7th Arkansas
temporarily attached to the Trans-Mississippi Battalion. In the Saturday
battle our role was to deliver a stunning flank attack against the Federals
which delivered the final blow and resulted in their surrender.
This was a nice event with a good turnout and terrific weather for the
battle on Saturday. If you are in the northwest Arkansas stop by
and take a look at this beautiful historic park.
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Yankee Infantry Camp
Confederates in reserve
Yank Skirmishers in trouble
Yank battalion in line
Missouri HQ Tent
Copyright 1999, 1st Arkansas Infantry Regiment
Co. D, All Rights Reserved. Some photos Copyright 1999 by Danny Honnoll,
All Rights Reserved.