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Foster's Farm

Pea Ridge NMP Tour Stop #5

Pea Ridge National Military Park Tour Stop 5 SignDirections: The Foster's Farm Tour Stop [ Waypoint = N36 27.226 W94 03.024 ] is located 0.6 miles past the Leetown Battlefield Tour Stop along the Park's Tour Road. This location will be your base of operations for the next couple of tours stops.

  • After walking back to the Leetown Battlefield parking area, drive 0.6 miles to the next pull out along the park's Tour Road.


Description: There is a "Two Armies Collide" Interpretive Sign [ Waypoint = N36 27.232 W94 03.019 ]. Its text reads as follows:

Two Armies Collide Interpretive Sign“Imagine 7,000 Confederate troops crowded in close order along Ford Road, the lane you see on the right edge of this field. As they trudged east toward Elkhorn Tavern, a small Union force of Iowas cavalrymen – only 600 men – unexpectedly appeared from the thick belt of trees you see on the left. Neither force expected a fight here.”

“Three Union cannon unlimbered and fired into the massive rebel formation. Within minutes, 3,000 cavalrymen from Texas and Arkansas turned off the road. With war whoops they swept over Wiley Foster's wheat field. The shattered Federals fled back through the trees.”


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