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Battle of Honey Springs Reenactments

November 6, 10 a.m.

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On Saturday, November 6, and Sunday, November 7, the biennial reenactments of the Civil War Battle of Honey Springs will take place at Honey Springs Battlefield near Checotah.

On both days, special presentations will be made before the Battle of Honey Springs reenactments will take place at 1 p.m.  The reenactment camps will open to the public at 10 a.m.

The Battle of Honey Springs reenactment shows the largest of approximately 107 documented Civil War military engagements in present-day Oklahoma. The engagement took place on July 17, 1863, just two weeks after the famous Battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg. Approximately 9,000 Union and Confederate troops, mostly American Indians and African Americans, were involved in the Battle of Honey Springs. Of those, approximately 200 total casualties were suffered. After a decisive Union victory, Confederates lost control of Indian Territory north of the Arkansas River. The Union victory also ensured Federal control of Fort Gibson in Indian Territory and Fort Smith in Arkansas.

The cost for Saturday and Sunday will be $10 for adults. Children ages 12 and under are free. For more information regarding the Reenactments of the Battle of Honey Springs, please email honeysprings@okhistory.org or alynn@okhistory.org, or call 918-473-5572.

Honey Springs Battlefield is located east of U.S. Highway 69 between Oktaha and Rentiesville. The Visitor Center is located on a hill in close proximity to the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame in Rentiesville. Take the second left after reaching the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame Museum (driving from the west).

 

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Date:
November 6
Time:
10 a.m.
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