Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Arkansas
Cannon at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park.
United States forces commanded by Brigadier General James G. Blunt and Brigadier General Francis J. Herron defeated Major General Thomas C. Hindman’s Confederates on December 7, 1862. This victory enabled the Federals to retain control of northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri.
We purchased historic land, overlooking the battlefield from the site of the Confederate line, using our Battlefield Revolving Fund established with grants from the Gilder Foundation, and held it until the state of Arkansas had the funding to purchase it and add it to the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park.