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Little Sugar Creek, Arkansas
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Scenario Description
As Brig. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis's Union army advanced in January 1862, Sterling Price abandoned Springfield, determined to join forces with Benjamin McCulloch in Arkansas. Marching south along the Telegraph Road, the Missouri State Guard conducted a fighting retreat for four days, as Curtis followed closely. When Price reached the Arkansas state line, Price was reinforced by Col. Louis Hébert's brigade and took over as the Confederate rear guard.
Hébert, in an attempt to slow the Union pursuit, deployed his forces near Dunagin's homestead. Curtis's Union forces, strung out from the long march, had difficulty deploying for battle. Price sent two regiments to Hébert to assist, but after a lively skirmish and more Union troops arriving at the battlefield, the outnumbered Confederates withdrew.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.
Scenario Date
February 17, 1862
Location
Little Sugar Creek, Arkansas
Battle Name
Battle of Pea Ridge
Battle Narrative
The Battle of Pea Ridge, also known as the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, took place in the American Civil War near Leetown, northeast of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Federal forces, led by Brig. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis, moved south from central Missouri, driving Confederate forces into northwestern Arkansas.
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