Near Rentiesville in McIntosh County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
July 17, 1863
This commemorative marker is respectfully dedicated to honor the brave soldiers of the Confederate States of America who gallantly fought and died here on July 17, 1863. The Battle of Honey Springs, largest and most important engagement in the Indian Territory during the War Between the States, ensued when Confederate forces, comprising primarily of Texas and Indian troops, under the command of Brigadier General Douglas H. Cooper, moved north along the Texas Road in an effort to retain control of the strategic northeastern section of the Indian Territory. Lack of ammunition and artillery power forced the withdrawl of Confederate forces after hours of furious fighting. Confederate units represented in the battle were:
First Cherokee Mounted Rifles
Second Cherokee Mounted Rifles
First Creek Cavalry
Second Creek Cavalry
First Choctaw and Chickasaw Cavalry
Twentieth Texas Cavalry
Twenty-ninth Texas Cavalry
Fifth Texas Partisan Rangers
Squadron of Undesignated Texas Cavalry
Lee's Light Artillery
Erected 1983 by Oklahoma Division United Daughters of the Confederacy & OHS.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1861.
Location. 35° 31.817′ N, 95° 29.164′ W. Marker is near Rentiesville, Oklahoma, in McIntosh County. Marker is on DC Minner Street (County Route N4230), on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rentiesville OK 74459, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas Monument (here, next to this marker); 1st Regiment Kansas Colored Volunteers (here, next to this marker); Five Civilized Tribes in the Battle of Honey Springs (here, next to this marker); Union Soldiers (here, next to this marker); Jefferson Highway (approx. 4.1 miles away); City Hall (approx. 4.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Gentry Block (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rentiesville.
More about this marker. This marker is located with other markers at the Honey Springs Battlefield Park interpretive shelter.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 6, 2012, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. 2. submitted on August 23, 2014, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.