Battle of Pea Ridge
or Elkhorn Tavern, Arkansas
MARCH 6 - 8, 1862

(Official Records, Series I, Volume VIII, page 610)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE SOUTHWEST,
Near Bentonville, March 13, 1862.

 COMMANDING OFFICER U.S. FORCES,
En route for Kansas:

SIR: I have routed the combined forces of Van Dorn, Price, McCulloch, and Pike in a three days' encounter at Pea Ridge. My advance of cavalry is at Bentonville. There is a good place to camp 2 miles west of Bentonville. Also at any point on Little Sugar Creek.

I desire to secure an early junction of our forces, if your orders are consistent with such a movement.

I have the honor to be, sir, &c.,

 SAML. R. CURTIS,

 Brigadier-General, Commanding Army of the Southw

 

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