Our last stop on the Oklahoma tour is Fort Gibson. I found Fort Gibson very interesting, and I encourage you to visit if you are in the area. The historic Fort Gibson is located in the town of Fort Gibson, which is just east of Muskogee, over the Arkansas River. Muskogee is 50 miles southeast […]
The Battle of Honey Springs, sometimes called the Affair at Elk Creek, occurred on July 17, 1863, at the Honey Springs Depot which was a storage facility for the Confederate Army in the area at the time. The depot was a stagecoach stop before the war and had good sources of water for travelers along
Cabin Creek is a small river in the northeastern part of Oklahoma. Today, the battlefield site is out in the middle of nowhere. In 1863, it was a prominent crossing along the very busy, Military Road, coming from Kansas into the Indian territory, which today is Oklahoma. Oklahoma would not become a state until 1907.