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Honey Springs Battle Reenactment

November 8, 2013November 10, 2013

2013 Honey Springs Battle Reenactment November 8-10, 2013 The Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Honey Springs.

The battle, fought July 17, 1863, was the most important engagement of the Civil War in Indian Territory. Activities will include battle reenactments featuring infantry, cavalry, and artillery; guided and self-guided tours of the camps; various demonstrations; living history programs; and sutlers.

Friday, November 8 will be an education day for students. Battle reenactments will be held at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Schedule of Events

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Thursday, Nov 7

9:00am Camps Open to Participants
Set Up for Vendors Begins
12:00pm Early Registration Begins
5:00pm Registration Tent Closes

Friday, Nov 8
 Education Day

8:00am Begin Setting up Education Stations
9:00am Registration Tent Opens
Education Program Begins; Site Opens to the Public
2:00pm Education Program Ends
5:00pm Site Closed to the Public

Saturday, Nov 9

9:00am Site Opens to the Public
10:00am Mounted Shooting Demonstration
10:30am Program “1st Kansas” – Speakers Tent
11:30am Program “Transportation” – Speakers Tent
Officers call – Location to be Announced
12:00pm Program “Lincoln and the Copperheads” – Speakers Tent
Registration Closes
1:30pm Reenactment Battle of Honey Springs
3:00pm Program “Civil War Quilts” Speaker’s Tent
4:00pm Program “Music of the Civil War” Program Tent
5:00pm Site Closes to the Public
7:00pm Evening Event: Dance

Sunday, Nov 10

9:00am Site Opens to the Public
Mounted Shooting Demonstration
9:30am Church Services – Speakers Tent
10:30am Program Honoring Veterans of all Wars
11:00am Officers Call – Location to be Announced
11:30am Program “Life After Honey Springs” – Speakers Tent
1:30pm Battle Reenactment
3:00pm Site Closed


November 8, 2013
November 10, 2013
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Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site
101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426 + Google Map