on the ground where they fell, to commemorate their heroic deeds; and that this ground shall be hallowed to the generations who shall succeed us. I could not pass this first anniversary upon this field without adding a word to the memory of the two hundred patriot soldiers who rest in their graves only a few miles from our camp.
The Federal army that fought the battle of Pea Ridge was divided by General Curtis into four divisions, as follows:
The First Division, commanded by Colonel P. J. Osterhaus, Twelfth Missouri infantry, was composed of the following organizations: Illinois-Twenty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, Thirty-ninth and Forty-fourth regiments of infantry.
Missouri-Third, Twelfth and Seventeenth regiments infantry, two battalions Benton Hussars and two batteries, A and B, six guns each, Second regiment light artillery.
Second Division, commanded by Brigadier General A. Asboth, consisted of the following organizations: Missouri-Second and Fifteenth regiments infantry, an