The Battle of Pea Ridge, Part 1: Confederate Disaster at Leetown

 
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Season 3, Episode 47

The Battle of Pea Ridge was fought on two fronts, one at Leetown, and the other at Elkhorn Tavern. The combat at Leetown was led by Ben McCulloch, who commanded a force that greatly outnumbered the Union opponents. But due to a series of unfortunate disasters, the Confederate assault would fall apart, demonstrating what is likely the greatest example of a breakdown in leadership during the entire war.

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