Prairie Grove carnage re-enacted

1862 battle was likely state’s ‘bloodiest day,’ historian says

Posted: December 2, 2012 at 3:37 a.m.

Union soldiers advance up a hill Saturday as they try to drive back Confederate troops during a Civil War re-enactment at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Washington County. The re-enactment celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove.

About 900 Civil War re-enactors camped Friday night on the grounds of Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park.

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Arkansas, Pages 15 on 12/02/2012