|Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark., by Kurz & Allison, Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-pga-01888, repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA|
If it weren't for the mini-vans and tourists with digital cameras, it would almost seem real.
I have documentation that my fourth great-grandfather, Isaac M. Riffe, participated in Pea Ridge. According to his Civil War record posted on the Missouri State Archives website, he was wounded in the left hand and taken prisoner by Capt. A. Allen. He was soon released on parole, which he subsequently forfeited, returning to the Confederate Army. He was a member of Co. A, 4th Missouri Infantry, Missouri State Guard.
|A Confederate Soldier with the Missouri State Guard flag.|
For more information on Pea Ridge, check out the following:
The Battle of Pea Ridge, Civil War Trust
Pea Ridge National Military Park