Historic Civil War Battle in Oklahoma to be Marked

Oct 31, 2013

The Honey Springs Battle re-enactment
Credit TravelOK

CHECOTAH, Okla. (AP) — The Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site near Checotah will be the site of re-enactments next week to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the historic Civil War battle.

Re-enactments featuring infantry, cavalry and artillery will take place Nov. 9 and 10 at the Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site. Various other demonstrations will also take place as well as guided and self-guided tours.

The battle was the largest of more than 100 encounters in Indian Country during the Civil War. It took place on July 17, 1863, between the 1st Division, Army of the Frontier and the Confederate Indian Brigade.

About 9,000 men took part in the battle with Cherokee and Creek tribal members fighting on both sides.