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Standing Proud

Pea Ridge Park Displays Bullet, Coat With Bullet Hole

Posted: July 23, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Troy Banzhaf, park ranger and interpreter at Pea Ridge National Military Park, describes the Civil War frock worn by Lt. William B. Chapman during the Battle of Pea Ridge. The park recently obtained the coat via auction and put it on display in the museum last week.

"Only think of Artillery charging Infantry!" reads an interpretive panel at Pea Ridge National Military Park, quoting a March 12, 1862, letter from J.R. Green of the 2nd Ohio Light Artillery to his father from a camp near Sugar Creek. "We drove them upwards one half mile when they made a stand in a piece of woods and opened a tremendous fire upon our battery and the gallant 2d (2nd Missouri Infantry).

Go & Do

Pea Ridge National Military Park

Where: 15930 E. U.S. 62 near Garfield

When: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily

Cost: $5 for adults, or $10 per carload

Information: 451-8122 or nps.gov/peri/index.htm

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