Union Soldiers

Union Soldiers (HMZAP)

Location: Checotah, OK 74426 McIntosh County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 31.814', W 95° 29.154'

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Honey Springs

— July 17, 1863 —

"We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have fallen in vain"

This commemorative marker is is dedicated to the memory of the Union soldiers who bravely fought and died here on July 17, 1863. Major General James G. Blunt began moving 3000 Union troops south on the Texas Road on July 15 to prevent a Confederate attack on Fort Gibson. The Battle of Honey Springs took place north of the depot where 5000 Confederate troops were deployed along the road. Despite desperate Confederate resistance, Blunt's troops forced a Confederate retreat and earned a Union victory. Union units represented in the battle were:First Indian Home GuardSecond Indian Home GuardThird Indian Home GuardFirst Kansas Colored InfantrySixth Kansas CavalrySecond Kansas BatteryHopkins' Kansas BatterySecond Colorado InfantryThird Wisconsin CavalryDedicated by grateful Oklahomans in rememberance of those Union soldiers who fought and died in the Battle of Honey Springs.
Year Placed1986
Placed ByOklahoma Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 274607 N 3934689
Decimal Degrees35.53023333, -95.48590000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 31.814', W 95° 29.154'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 31' 48.84" N, 95° 29' 9.24" W
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Area Code(s)918
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-129 11th St, Checotah OK 74426, US
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