Friends of Honey Springs
The Friends of Honey Springs Battlefield, Inc is a not-for-profit corporation with broad membership existing to promote, develop, preserve, and present the historical and cultural significance of the Civil War battle of Honey Springs, Indian Territory, July 17 1863.
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The Engagement at Honey Springs was the largest and most important of more than 107 documented hostile encounters in the Indian Territory. Cherokee and Creek regiments on both sides, as well as the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteers (the first black regiment in the Union army) fought in the engagement between the Army of the Frontier and the Confederate Indian Brigade on a rainy Friday, July 17, 1863. Periodic reenactments are held on the historic battle ground, with activities ranging from military drills to cooking demonstrations.
Please visit the Oklahoma Historical Society for more information about Honey Springs Battlefield history and events.
Civil war battlefields remain a popular tourist attraction. We have been planning and working with the Oklahoma Historical Society to build a more attractive visitors center. These plans officially began February 3rd, 2015 when the Friends of Honey Springs Board of Directors accepted a bid to build an approximately 7,000 sq ft Visitor's Center. Our goal is to raise $250,000 towards the building and exhibits.
Friends of Honey Springs Battlefield, Inc is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. All donations to Friends of Honey Springs Battlefield are tax deductible. We gladly accept donations online via Razoo or checks by mail.
Friends of Honey Springs Battlefield
PO Box 900
Checotah, OK 74426