Oklahoma (Indian Territory) – Confederate Military Activity Civil War

Civil War came early in Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). Disputes within the Cherokee Nation, which had been “removed” from the tribe’s Eastern land in the 1830s, fractured the tribe into warring factions well before 1860. Other tribes also were suffering from internal friction. Slavery was not an issue, however, since many prosperous Indian families on … Read more

Oklahoma (Indian Territory) – Civil War Battlefields

Honey Springs Battlefield • 1863 Honey Springs Battlefield Road, • Checotah OK 74426-6301 • 918-473-5572 Three thousand Union soldiers, marching out from Fort Gibson, engaged the Confederate stronghold at Honey Springs on the Texas Road July 17, 1863. The Confederates had been troubling the tenuous Union supply line from Kansas and threatening to concentrate and … Read more