Battle Of Round Mountain Reenacted In Yale

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 12:05 pm

By: Dee Duren

See history come alive this weekend in Yale as the Battle of Round Mountain is reenacted.

The Battle of Round Mountain was the first battle of the Civil War fought in Indian Territory on November 19, 1861, according to the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Confederate forces under the command of Colonel Douglas H. Cooper clashed with Unionists led by Opothleyahola and followers from the Upper Creek Indians, Comanches, Delawares, Kickapoos, Seminoles, Wichitas, Shawnees and African American slaves and freedmen.

Learn more about the Battle of Round Mountain

Reenactors will begin the fight at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Throughout the day, volunteers representing soldiers and camp followers will be in character to talk to visitors about setting up a winter encampment during the Civil War.

The camps are located north of the Assembly of God Church in Yale, State Highway 51 about a half mile west of Main Street. Access is from the church entrance.

2/19/2013 Related Story: Civil War Battle Reenactment This Weekend In Yale

On Saturday night, join in the historical dancing with period musicians at the Grand Ball. There is also a quilt show held Saturday at the Jim Thorpe Home, 706 East Boston in Yale.

For more information, call sponsoring organization at the Jim Thorpe Memorial Foundation, 918-387-2815 or Linda Frick at 918-387-2676.


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