The Battle of Pea Ridge Death Toll Confederate Losses-2,500 Union Losses-1,384 Total-3,884
The Battle of Pea Ridge
General Earl Van Dorn from the south.
General Samuel Ryan Curtis from the north.
Lots of people died at Pea Ridge. Some of those people important military people.
Earl Van Dorn served as a General in the Mexican-American War and was a good general though the battle of pea ridge was one of his best and biggest battles of his lifetime.
The Confederates wanted to have slave for manual labor but the Union didn't agree. Then, the South broke off form the rest of America and started a war for the slaves, Lincoln tried to abolish slavery but he could only free people in the states that were still in America. So then then the Union Crushed the Confederate at several battles.
Earl Van Dorn was going to attack the Union but they learned of his approach. The Union quickly got their stuff together and marched out to meet them. They met around elk tavern, and the n the fighting began quickly. They battles lasted about 3 days and then with the Confederates running low on ammo they had to retreat giving up Arkansas, leaving them one step closer to Missouri.
There were three battles, of those, two were fought in the same place just at different dates. These two were fought at Elk Tavern. The other battle was fought in Leetown, Arkansas. In Elk Tavern it was almost impossible not see a dead body for at least 100 ft apart.
Maj. General Earl Van Dorn's forces were crushed by the Union forces and they were surrounded and then enclosed upon. Maj. General Samuel Curtis was then appointed Brigadier General after the battle and the war.