The 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove Arkansas

On December 7th, 1862, Confederate forces under General Thomas Hindman marched against a Union force in northwestern Arkansas. Determined to turn the tide of the fighting in this far western part of the war, Hindman hoped to push the Federal troops out of Arkansas for good. On the other side was a division of troops under Brigadier General James Blunt. They would meet near the small town of Prairie Grove, Arkansas.

Jan 21, 2022 | 13:41 | Josh Geiger

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