Brass ensemble commemorates 155th anniversary of Pea Ridge battle

Posted: March 12, 2017 at 1:04 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Frank Siltman (left) explains Saturday the process of artillery fire in the Civil War during the living history program at Pea Ridge National Military Park. The Battle of Pea Ridge was fought March 6-8, 1892.

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is widely quoted as saying an army couldn't exist without music.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Civil War re-enactors including Daniel Bugner (left) dish up a lunch of stew Saturday during living history program...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF Boyd Plankinton (center) loads his rifle during an artillery demonstration Saturday at Pea Ridge National Military ...

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Park officials plan to reshape sections of Pea Ridge National Military Park to make it more authentic, according to park superintendent Kevin Eads. Over the next year, the park will work with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and the Federal Highway Administration to restore Telegraph Road to its historical appearance and construct a new parking lot farther from the battlefield, Eads said.

Source: Staff report

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