Historical wall of Honey Springs Battlefield

Honey Springs Battlefield

The Engagement at Honey Springs was the largest documented hostile encounter in Indian Territory. It occurred in July of 1863 between the Army of the West and Confederate Indian forces stationed at Honey Springs under the command of Brig. Gen Douglas.

Cherokee and Creek regiments fought on both sides. There were approximately 9,000 men involved, including other American Indians, veteran Texas regiments and the first black regiment in the Union army known as the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry Regiment.