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Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West

William L. Shea and Earl J. Hess


The 1862 battle of Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas was one of the largest Civil War engagements fought on the western frontier, and it dramatically altered the balance of power in the Trans-Mississippi. This study of the battle is based on research in archives from Connecticut to California and includes a pioneering study of the terrain of the sprawling battlefield, as well as an examination of soldiers' personal experiences, the use of Native American troops, and the role of Pea Ridge in regional folklore. It includes rich tactical detail, maps, and the order of battle combined with recoll ... More

Keywords: Pea Ridge, Civil War, western frontier, Trans-Mississippi, battlefield, Native American troops, folklore

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780807820421
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869765_shea


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William L. Shea, author

Earl J. Hess, author