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Williams Hollow

Tour Stop

Williams Hollow Confederate Field Hospital SignDirections: Continue walking down the Wire Road for 0.25 miles and you should see a sign [ Waypoint = N36 27.990 W94 00.759 ] marking the location of a field hospital set up by the Confederates in Williams Hollow on March 7th. You are near the northern boundary of Pea Ridge National Military Park.

Description: Confederate Major General Earl Van Dorn had stayed with Major General Sterling Price who was in command of the left wing of the Southern army as they continued following the Bentonville Detour around the north of Elkhorn (also called Big) Mountain. They had reached the Wire Road about 2 miles north of this location around 10:00 A.M. on the morning of March 7th. Continuing south on the Wire Road, the advance units of the Confederates would encounter Union Major Weston's forces near the Tanyard.

Confederate General Earl Van Dorn Confederate General Sterling Price

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