Buffalo National River is a 95, 000-acre national park unit that preserves unique natural and cultural features of the Arkansas Ozarks. During the Civil War, the rugged terrain became a battleground between aggressive independent Confederate units and the Union forces holding northwest Arkansas. The residents caught in the middle of the constant skirmishing lost farms, possessions, and lives. Skirmish sites, saltpeter caves, and Civil War-era farms are interpreted. For Civil War orientation the park staff recommends visiting the Tyler Bend Visitor Center, near Marshall, Arkansas.
Summers, Arkansas | Some 622 gray-clad patriots who fought and fell in the Civil War battles of Prairie Grove, Pea Ridge and elsewhere around this corner of Arkansas lie together in a quiet grove on East Mountain.
Fayetteville, Arkansas | This museum was used at various times as headquarters for both the Federal and Confederate armies, and the Battle of Fayetteville was fought on the house grounds and across the street on April 18, 1863.
Garfield, Arkansas | The site, home of The battle of Pea Ridge, was one of the largest battles west of the Mississippi River. The park is considered one of the most pristine in the National Park System.
Prairie Grove, Arkansas | The site preserves 850 acres of the battlefield where 22,000 men from the Union Army of the Frontier and Confederate Army of the Trans-Mississippi clashed on December 7, 1862.
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