Franz Sigel
Samuel R. Curtis in 1862
Riverside Drive, New York City
Equestrian statue on the Keokuk riverfront
Portrait from Appleton's Cyclopedia

The Army originally consisted of three divisions, the 1st commanded by Brig. Gen. Franz Sigel, the 2nd by Brig. Gen. Alexander Asboth, and the 3rd by Col. Jefferson C. Davis.

- Samuel Ryan Curtis

In early 1862, Sigel was given command of two divisions of the Army of the Southwest under Samuel R. Curtis.

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The Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark. by Kurz & Allison

Battle of Pea Ridge

The Battle of Pea Ridge (March 7–8, 1862), also known as the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, took place in the American Civil War near Leetown, northeast of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The Battle of Pea Ridge (March 7–8, 1862), also known as the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, took place in the American Civil War near Leetown, northeast of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark. by Kurz & Allison
Plan of the Battlefield of Pea Ridge
Battle of Pea Ridge (Day 1 and Day 2)
Troop arrangement at the Battle of Leetown
Lee Town fight
Confederate position overlooking Pea Ridge battleground.
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Troop deployment at Elkhorn Tavern
The last hour of the battle
Curtis's headquarters at Pratt's Store
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Federal forces, led by Brig. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis, moved south from central Missouri, driving Confederate forces into northwestern Arkansas.

Over half of the Union soldiers were German immigrants, grouped into the 1st and 2nd Divisions, which were under the command of Brig. Gen. Franz Sigel, a German immigrant who had expected to command the army forces into Arkansas.