Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sites named national historic landmarks

An Oklahoma battlefield was among three Civil War-related venues named national historic landmarks Monday. The program, administered by the National Park Service, began in 1935. The department, in a press release, provided these details:

Camp Nelson Historic and Archaeological District, Jessamine County, Ky. One of the nation’s largest recruitment and training centers for African-American soldiers, Camp Nelson is also significant as the site of a large refugee camp for the wives and children of the soldiers who were escaping slavery.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Hartford, Conn. Though best known to modern audiences for her anti-slavery work, including the book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Harriet Beecher Stowe was widely recognized in her lifetime as a highly prolific and nationally significant reformer for a wide variety of causes.

Honey Springs Battlefield, McIntosh and Muskogee Counties, Okla. The Battle of Honey Springs on July 17, 1863, was the largest battle in Indian Territory in which Native Americans fought as members of both Union and Confederate armies. The latter failed to take Fort Gibson and the Union victory left the North in control of Indian territory north of the Arkansas River. A re-enactment is planned Nov. 8-10.

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