Battle of Pea Ridge (Elkhorn Tavern) Timeline (March 6th - 8th, 1862)


The Battle of Pea Ridge - also known as the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern - was fought in Arkansas and became a Union victory for Generals Curtis and Sigel.

There are a total of (2) Battle of Pea Ridge (Elkhorn Tavern) Timeline (March 6th - 8th, 1862) events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.

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UNION VICTORY
COMMAND(S):
Samuel R. Curtis; Franz Sigel
ARMY FORCE(S):
Army of the Southwest
STRENGTH:
10,500 men
CASUALTIES*:
1,384 men (13.2%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
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COMMAND(S):
Earl Van Dom; Sterling Price; Benjamin McCulloch; Albert Pike
ARMY FORCE(S):
Trans-Mississippi District
STRENGTH:
16,500 men
CASUALTIES*:
2,000 men (12.1%)


* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
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March 6, 1862

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The Battle of Pea Ridge begins. It involves Confederate-aligned Cherokee units. 10,500 Union elements face off against 16,500 confederates in northwestern Arkansas. Among those in the Union ranks is "Wild Bill" Hickok.

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March 8, 1862

The Battle of Pea Ridge ends as a Union victory. 1,384 Union personnel are killed against 2,000 Confederate losses.

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