A Long March
Piece of Civil War History Finally Goes Home
Posted: March 12, 2014 at 6 a.m.
Regimental flags were a source of pride for units fighting in the various battles of the Civil War, explained Troy Banzhaf, park interpreter at Pea Ridge National Military Park. The units carried the flags into battle, where the flags also provided points of reference, locations of their units, for soldiers in the heat of the conflict.
Go & Do
The Pea Ridge National Military Park marks the 152nd anniversary of the Civil War battle fought on the site March 7-8, 1862. Saturday’s commemoration includes musket and artillery demonstrations. The Union victory sealed control of the state of Missouri.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Pea Ridge National Military Park, 15930 E. U.S. 62 in Garfield
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