It was a beautiful day last Friday as over 1,800 students from across the state enjoyed listening to living historians portray and tell various stories of the Civil War in Indian Territory and the Battle of Honey Springs. Students joined together at campsites and stations to learn about the people who fought this unique and holy war for states rights and all mans rights.
This weekend’s Battle of Honey Springs Civil War demonstrations didn’t disappoint as hundreds of spectators came out on Saturday and Sunday to witness the re-enactors portray Union or Confederate soldiers who fought against each other in 1863. Many reenactors came from all over the states to be in this year’s bicentennial demonstrations. From cannons sounding to horses charging and infantry fighting it out on the field, spectators got to see a small glimpse into the past of this unforgettable war.
Trait Thompson, Exec. Director of the Oklahoma His- torical Society, and Adam Lynn, Director of Honey Springs, were both more than delighted with the turnout over the weekend.
“We had a great crowd for the Battle of Honey Springs demonstrations and the weather was beautiful,” Thompson said.
“We would like to thank all of the amazing volunteers, living historians, re-enactors from across the country, Friends of Honey Springs Battlefield, OHS staff members from across the state, OHS board members, Living Historians from Northeastern State University, and so many more for assisting in making this past weekend a success, “ Lynn said. “We will see everyone here again in 2025.”