1862 Civil War battle changed life forever

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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The fields are peaceful now.

The deer, squirrels, rabbits and raccoons, along with tourists, provide the only activity now. But these serene hills and fields were covered with soldiers, horses, cannons and blood 149 years ago.

The Pea Ridge National Military Park was the site of a Civil War battle that raged for two days March 7-8, 1862.

Remember that battle, honoring all who fought for their beliefs on both sides, as well as the residents of that once-peaceful community who were invaded, a battle anniversary celebration will be held Saturday at the park.

“I think the commemoration is a time we can reflect and honor the soldiers who fought and died there, despite the cause for which they fought ...

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