Honey Springs Battlefield Site and Visitors Center1863 Honey Springs Battlefield Rd.Checotah, OK 74426-6301
The Battle of Honey Springs, the climactic engagement of the Civil War in Indian Territory, was fought on July 17, 1863, and had been in the making since the beginning of the war. The Engagement at Honey Springs (called The Affair at Elk Creek by the Confederates) was the largest of more than 107 documented hostile encounters in the Indian Territory. The engagement took place on a rainy Friday, July 17, 1863, between the 1st Division, Army of the Frontier, commanded by Maj. Gen. James G. Blunt and the Confederate Indian Brigade led by Brig. Gen. Douglas H. Cooper. Today the Honey Springs battle site of nearly 3,000 acres is still wooded and rural, much as it was at the time of the engagement between the North and the South. For more on-line information, go here or call our local Site Director, Adam Lynn at 918-473-5572.
(photos from reenactment scene of The Battle of Honey Springs Nov. 2013)