We've talked about Honey Springs Battlefield before.  It's just so cool that we have a real battlefield in Oklahoma.  You expect to see them in the South, but to have one that is within just a couple hours drive, is just too cool.


Honey Spring Battlefield is just up the road in Checotah, Oklahoma. The battlefield was one of the largest documented hostile encounters in Indian Territory.  The battle took place in 1863 between the First Division Army of the Frontier, and the Confederate Indian Brigade. There were approximately 9000 men involved in this battle.

The Honey Springs Battlefield is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. It's open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am-5pm, with adult admission of just $5. You can find more information on the battlefield here.

The battlefield has suffered like so many public places during the pandemic, and is ready for a little normalcy.

'The Diary of a Union Soldier from Kansas' is a virtual presentation by Professor Tom Wing, and will be presented on May 29th at 1pm.

Tom Wing is assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. He is also the author of the book 'A Rough Introduction to This Sunny Land:The Civil War Diary of Private Henry A. Strong, Co. K, Twelfth Kansas Infantry.  During this virtual presentation, Wing will speak about the experiences of Private Henry Strong during the Civil War in present day Oklahoma.

The presentation can be viewed on Honey Springs Battlefield's Facebook page, and Wing will be able to answer questions submitted by viewers during the presentation.

If you are a history buff, and more specifically a Civil War history buff, this will be another presentation from Honey Springs Battlefield that you won't want to miss!

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