Battle of Pea Ridge (II)

DESCRIPTION: "It was on March the seventh in the year of sixty-two" that the Confederates fought "Abe Lincoln's crew." Fighting under Van Dorn, they lose 10,000 men. Cap Price does not want to retreat. The carnage is severe
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (collected by Parler from Allie Long Parker)
KEYWORDS: Civilwar war death
Mar 7-8, 1862 - Battle of Pea Ridge (Elkhorn Tavern), Ark. Federal forces under Samuel Curtis had advanced into Arkansas, and were met by the larger Confederate forces of Earl Van Dorn. Van Dorn's envelopment strategy was too complex for his raw troops, and Curtis was able to beat them off and eventually counterattack
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 359-361, "Battle of Pea Ridge" (1 text plus a broadside of another Pea Ridge song)
Roud #3133
cf. "The Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, or The Pea Ridge Battle" [Laws A12] (subject)
NOTES [37 words]: For background on the battle of Pea Ridge/Elkhorn Tavern, in which a superior Confederate army was defeated by a smaller Unionist force, see the notes to "The Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, or The Pea Ridge Battle" [Laws A12]/ - RBW
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File: CAFS1359

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