"Borden House" Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park Things to Do Tip by mrclay2000

  Borden House and cannon
by mrclay2000

The battle for Prairie Grove began near the reconstructed Borden House near the end of the walking tour circuit. Confederate batteries contested the Union crossing of the nearby Illinois River, but eventually lost position to the better bores and marksmanship of the Union guns. In their retreat, the Rebs left behind several damaged guns, and in consequence, this is one of the few places in the park where an actual cannon still marks the original emplacements.

Directions: US-62 west of Fayetteville
Phone: (501) 846-2990

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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