|West Overlook at Prairie Grove Battlefield|
It was published in the Dallas Weekly Herald on January 7, 1863, and offers a fascinating account of the battle by an officer who took part in the fighting that erupted on the western end of the battlefield at around 3 o'clock on the afternoon of December 7, 1862. The unidentified writer was involved in the late afternoon attack down the ridge against the Union Division of General James G. Blunt.
The following is Part One of the account. I will publish Part Two in the next post:
To be continued... To read more about the Battle of Prairie Grove, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/ArkansasPG1.