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Kansas 3rd Light Independent Artillery (Union)

10/27/62

Organized - Kansas 3rd Light Independent Artillery - Kansas

12/7/62

Battle - Prairie Grove - Washington County, Arkansas

Prairie Grove
Prairie Grove

Nine months after their victory at Pea Ridge, the Union Army of the Frontier in the area was geographically divided. One division under Brig. Gen. James Blunt remained in the northwestern part of Arkansas, and the second under Brig. Gen. Francis Herron was stationed around the Missouri capital of Springfield. The Confederates, hoping to use Arkansas as a base for operations into the border state of Missouri, looked to defeat the Union armies in the area. Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Hindman gathered a Confederate f…READ MORE

7/17/63

Battle - Honey Springs - Muskogee County, Oklahoma; McIntosh County, Oklahoma

Honey Springs
Honey Springs

Union and Confederate troops had frequently skirmished in the vicinity of Honey Springs Depot in the Indian Territory of east-central Oklahoma. The Union commander in the area, Maj. Gen. James G. Blunt, correctly surmised that Confederate forces, mostly Native American troops under the command of Brig. Gen. Douglas H. Cooper, were about to concentrate and attack his force at Fort Gibson on the Arkansas River. He decided to meet and engage the Confederates before they were joined by Brig. Gen. William Cabel…READ MORE

1/19/65

Mustered Out - Kansas 3rd Light Independent Artillery - Kansas

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