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Massard Prairie

On July 27, 1864, 800 Confederate cavalry troops attacked a corps of 200 Federal troops of the Sixth Kansas Cavalry. The battle lasted fifteen minutes, and 140 prisoners were taken. The Confederate forces included a number of Native American troops from the Choctaw, Cherokee, Seminole, Creek, and Chickasaw nations. Today, visitors can visit Massard prairie Battlefield Park to learn more about the battle via historical markers and a monument, a memorial flagstaff, and a walking trail. 

Massard Prairie: What's Nearby

Fort Smith, AR
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