Civil War battle at center of ‘Elkhorn Tavern’

In Northeastern Arkansas stands a two-story structure known as the Elkhorn Tavern. First built in the 1830s, this building would become witness to one of the bloodiest battles of the early days of the Civil War — the Battle of Pea Ridge.

For the people who lived around the tavern, the fighting and chaos that occurred would change their lives forever, and the building itself would takes its place as one of the historical monuments of the civil strife of the time.

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