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Pea Ridge National Military Park Announces 157th Battle Anniversary Events

Pea Ridge National Military Park will
commemorate the 157th anniversary of the Battle of Pea Ridge on Saturday, March
9, 2019 with living history demonstrations, and a concert by the NWA Heritage
Brass Ensemble. These events will be presented from 11:00am until 4:00pm. Musket
demonstrations will be take place at Leetown Battlefield at 11:00, 11:30, 1:00,
1:30, 3:00 and 3:30. Musket and artillery demonstrations will take place at the
visitor center at 11:00, 11:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.  The NWA Heritage Brass Ensemble will present a
1 hour concert of period Civil War music inside the visitor center auditorium
at 11:30am. The park will also be unveiling its newest museum artifact, a
presentation sword given to Union General Samuel R Curtis in January 1862 from
the officers of his staff at the beginning of the Pea Ridge campaign.  While this event is not a reenactment, these
programs provide great insight into the lives of the men who fought at the Battle
of Pea Ridge.

Pea
Ridge National Military Park preserves and commemorates the March 7-8, 1862
battle that helped Union forces maintain physical and political control of the
state of Missouri. Administered by the National Park Service, the 4,300 acre
battlefield is located 10 miles north of Rogers, just off US Highway 62. Visit
us on Facebook or at: www.nps.gov/peri