October 9, 2007
Unlike most Civil War battlefields in the National Park System, only two monuments are located within the boundaries of Pea Ridge National Military Park in Benton County. The first was erected in 1887 in memory of the Confederate generals killed in the battle. The second, the Reunited Soldiery Monument, shown in this early 1900s photo, was placed by Union and Confederate veterans in 1889. It is one of the first monuments placed on any Civil War battlefield dedicated to soldiers of both the North and South.