Looking out over Union artillery aimed at Confederate lines on Elkhorn Mountain. The battle of Pea Ridge took place March 7 & 8, 1862 early on in the Civil War. The Union victory insured that Missouri, a slave state, would remain in the the Union.
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Capital : Little Rock
Highest point : Magazine Mountain, 2,753 feet
Area : 53,182 square miles, 29th largest state
Population : 2,673,400 (2000 US census)
Motto : Regnat Populus (The People Rule)
Admitted to Union : June 15, 1836
State Song : "Oh, Arkansas"
State Bird : Mockingbird
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