- Series: This Hallowed Ground: Guides to Civil War Battlefields
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bison Books (December 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0803273665
- ISBN-13: 978-0803273665
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,113,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge, and Prairie Grove: A Battlefield Guide, with a Section on Wire Road (This Hallowed Ground: Guides to Civil War Battlefields) Paperback – December 1, 2006
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I bought the ebook version and have some quibbles about the formatting, but their minor. I live a thousand miles away from Pea Ridge, but having this guide on my reader makes me want to return to the region ASAP and start tramping around some of the back roads they mention. Other reviewers here mention certain local sites that this book misses and I won't disagree with them, but nevertheless I would highly recommend this guide to anyone who will be visiting any of the parks which it covers.
I also own a few other volumes in the Civil War Battlefield Guide series of which this is a part. They're all generally very good, but I'm tending to think this is the best one I've come across in the series.
Bob R Bogle, author of Frank Herbert: The Works
I would also recommend the more in-depth accounts written by the authors. I read them all before my trip, and I'm glad I did.Wilson's Creek: The Second Battle of the Civil War and the Men Who Fought It (Civil War America)Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West Fields of Blood: The Prairie Grove Campaign (Civil War America)
Each battle has an overview setting the stage by giving the reader a historical perspective of how and the battle happened. From that point, we have a detailed tour of the existing fields. Each stop contains a detailed map with driving and hiking directions. The book is illustrated with portraits of the principles and contemporary illustrations. Early on is a map of Missouri and Arkansas showing the important battle of 1861 & 1862. This general map is very useful in gaining an understanding of how the armies moved during this time and enhances our understanding of the battles.
My only objection to this book is it was not available when I was walking these battlefields. Make sure you have it when you walk them!