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Locust Grove in Mayes County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle of Locust Grove

 
 
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By Michael Manning, December 24, 2010
1. Battle of Locust Grove Marker
Inscription.  Federal troops suddenly attacked a Confederate camp along the ridge near here at dawn, July 2, 1862. The surprised Confederates hardly returned fire before their officers and heavy supplies were captured. Yet hot fighting in the woods lasted all day.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 160.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 36° 11.889′ N, 95° 8.998′ W. Marker is in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, in Mayes County. Marker is on Scenic Route 412 (Scenic U.S. 412). This marker is on the right side of the road as you travel eastbound on Scenic US 412 in the Locust Grove Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove OK 74352, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chouteau's Post (approx. 6˝ miles away); Nathaniel Hale Pryor (approx. 12
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By Michael Manning, December 24, 2010
2. Battle of Locust Grove Marker
miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Battle of Locust Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, December 24, 2010
3. Battle of Locust Grove Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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