|Civil War earthworks at Fort Gibson, the Union base
for the Honey Springs expedition.
|When Blunt's Federals arrived on the field at Honey
Springs, they halted here to rest before the battle.
|Aware of the Union approach, General Cooper moved
his Confederates into position in a wooded area
north of Elk Creek where they waited for the attack.
|After resting in a sheltered area at the northern edge
of the park, the Federals formed into line of battle
across this ground and prepared to attack.
|After a fierce artillery exchange, the Union troops
attacked across this ground.
|The old Texas Road leads through the Confederate
position where intense fighting took place.
|After breaking the primary Confederate line, the
Federals pushed forward to the crossings of Elk
Creek where intense fighting continued.
|A trail now leads to the site of the Elk Creek Bridge
where the Confederates made a desperate stand bet
were again forced back by the oncoming Federals.
|The 1st Choctaw and Chickasaw Regiment made
one last desperate attack on the Federals.
|The Choctaw and Chickasaw soldiers attacked on
this ground, but slowly gave way to end the battle.
|The battle takes its name from Honey Springs, which
pour out clear water near the southern end of the
field. The Confederates had a supply depot here.
|Monuments and interpretive kiosk at the depot site.
The Confederates fired their supplies here at the end
of the battle. The monuments honor both sides.
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Last Updated: July 14, 2013