War in the West: Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove
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War in the West: Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove

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Early 1862. Union forces under Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis drive Confederate forces led by Brig. Gen. Sterling Price out of Missouri and into Arkansas. The Confederates, now representing combined forces under Gen. Earl Van Dorn, Commander of the Trans-Mississippi District, counter-attack and strike Curtis's isolated Union army at Pea Ridge in March 1862. Despite being outnu...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by State House Press (first published 1996)
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Josh Liller
Short, quick overview of the Civil War in Arkansas in 1862 and the two main battles there (Pea Ridge in February and Prairie Grove in December). A useful appendix gives the order of battle for both sides in both battles. Not counting the appendix, the book is barely over 100 pages long with wide outer margins. Maps are provided and they are simple but good.

Short biographies are included for principle commanders and two Union Medal of Honor winners, but they are placed as massive footnotes that s...more
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