The Battle of Pea Ridge, Part 2: Elkhorn Tavern

Season 3, Episode 48

While Confederates were facing disaster at Leetown, General Van Dorn and his Confederates at Elkhorn Tavern were fighting the Union forces with more success. But after pushing the Union forces back on the first day of fighting, they found out that they would not be reinforced by General Ben McCulloch’s 7,000 man division. This two-day battle is often overshadowed by other battles that were fought shortly before and after it, but at the time it took place, the Battle of Pea Ridge was the bloodiest battle the war had yet seen. 

Chris Calton recounts the controversial history of the Civil War. You may support this podcast financially at Subscribe today at Spotify, Google Play, iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, or via RSS.

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