More Civil War Sites
Oklahoma History Center
2401 N Laird Ave, Oklahoma City OK 73105
Modern galleries and exhibits here in this 215,000-square-foot building highlight the entire history of the state and its citizens including the Civil War era. Open Monday–Saturday 9 am–5 pm. $7/adult.
Confederate Memorial Museum and Cemetery
258 N Hwy 69, Atoka OK 74525
Located on the site of a frequent Confederate camp site, this museum includes artifacts and exhibits relating to a battle near here Feb. 13, 1864, and much on the Civil War in Indian Territory. Open Monday–Friday 9 am–4 pm. Free.
Stand Watie’s Grave
Poison Spring Cemetery, Grove OK 74344
Watie was the only American Indian to become a Confederate general. He played a prominent role in many skirmishes, raids and battles in Indian Territory, including a great victory at the Second Battle of Cabin Creek in 1864. He was the last Confederate general to surrender, at Doaksville June 23, 1865.
Directions: From Grove take Hwy 59 and turn left at Stand Watie Memorial Highway, approximately 3 miles south of Grove, Okla.
George M. Murrell Home Site
HC 69, Box 54, Park Hill OK 74451
Finished by Murrell in 1845, this home and its inhabitants played a role in the turbulent history of the Cherokee Nation and the Civil War. Both the Confederate and Union Cherokee factions occupied the home. It is the only Oklahoma antebellum plantation home that survived the war. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am–5 pm. Free.
Directions: 3 miles south of Tahlequah on US Highway 62, then south 1/10 mile on State Highway 82, then 1 mile east on Murrell Road.
Website links to these places: Oklahoma Links