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Massard Prairie Battlefield Park

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Red Pine Dr. and Morgan’s Way
Fort Smith, AR 72701, USA


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.