Monday, October 13, 2008
Series of Interest at Civil War Arkansas
I started a new series today on sister blog Civil War Arkansas that Florida readers might find of interest.
It covers the Battle of Honey Springs, Oklahoma, considered by some to have been the "Gettysburg of the West."
The battle is of unique interest to Floridians because the forces that battled there included Native American warriors that had fought either against or with U.S. and Florida militia forces during Florida's Second Seminole War.
These soldiers had relocated west to what is now Oklahoma either voluntarily or at bayonet point on the Trail of Tears. When the Civil War erupted in 1861, many Creeks and Seminoles volunteered to fight, some for the North and some for the South. The took part in a number of fights, including the Battle of Honey Springs.
You can follow the series over the next couple of weeks by visiting http://civilwararkansas.blogspot.com.