Excerpt from Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States: Commandery of the District of Columbia, War Papers The badge of the Seventh Army Corps is a crescent with a single star situate equidistant from the centre of the concave side and points of the crescent. The battle-field of Prairie Grove is almost similar, only differing in this: that the little country church, which represents the star, is situate within the crescent instead of below it. Prairie Grove is the only battle-field in the world that is in the form of a crescent. The battle of Prairie Grove was fought on Sunday, the seventh day of December, 1862, and was won by a portion of the Seventh Army Corps. The battle-field is located in Washington County, Arkansas. The theatre of the hardest fighting was the slopes and top of a crescent-shaped hill, with its outer or convex rim facing the rtheast. The top of this hill is a flat plateau, about three miles long around its outer rim and one mile wide at the centre, gradually narrowing to the points of the crescent. This hill was heavily timbered except in the centre, where there was a little prairie on which stood a country church with a tall spire, called Prairie Grove Church. The brow of this hill on its convex side had a steep slope for perhaps a hundred yards, then a gentle slope for about three-fourths of a mile to the valley below. On this slope were cultivated fields, each surrounded with a common, crooked rail fence. A little river, called the Illiis, flows rthwardly around this hill on its convex side, bordered by high, bluffy banks. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.