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The Civil War: Battle of Pea Ridge

Battle of Pea Ridge

Battle of Pea Ridge

Benton, Arkansas
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Author and history professor William Shea talks about the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, which was fought on March 7th and 8th, 1862. He spoke to a group at the Saline County Library in Benton, Arkansas a few days after the 150th anniversary of the battle.

Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 11:09am (ET)

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