Saturday, March 8, 2008
Pea Ridge, Part Four - West Overlook
You can access a National Park Service map of the Pea Ridge battlefield by clicking here. It might help you better visualize the locations we are describing in our series.
This view, from atop Big Mountain (also called Pea Ridge), provides an outstanding view of the Ozark Plateau over which the two armies moved during the days leading up to and during the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas. On a clear day, it is possible to see as far as Bentonville (11 miles west) and Fayetteville (29 miles south). The West Overlook also provides good views of the wider battlefield area. The overlook is at Tour Stop #5 on the tour road at Pea Ridge National Military Park. No significant action took place at this spot, but it s a good place to absorb the incredible view.
Our series will continue. In the meantime, read more by visiting http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com.pearidgeindex/.