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Pea RidgeCivil War Campaign in the West$
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William L. Shea and Earl J. Hess

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780807820421

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869765_shea

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The Vulture and the Wolf

The Vulture and the Wolf

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Pea Ridge

William L. Shea

Earl J. Hess

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter describes the aftermath of the Confederates' defeat in the battle of Pea Ridge. While newspapers across the North trumpeted the news of the glorious triumph in faraway Arkansas, the soldiers of the Army of the Southwest experienced the grim aftermath of a major battle. The Federals lost 1,384 men at Pea Ridge: 203 killed, 980 wounded, and 201 missing and presumed captured, roughly 13 percent of the approximately 10,250 troops engaged. Confederate losses are less certain. No formal accounting was made, and Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn's airy statements are highly suspect. As the Confederates attacked on March 7 and endured the bombardment on March 8, they almost certainly suffered correspondingly higher casualties than the Federals.

Keywords:   Civil War, Pea Ridge campaign, Federals, Confederates, Arkansas, Army of the Southwest

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