Saturday, December 01, 2018 - Sunday, December 02, 2018

Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

What to know

The park will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove. The battle, fought on December 7, 1862, saw about 22,000 soldiers fighting most of the day, with about 2,700 killed, wounded, or missing. During the weekend there will be many activities including tours through the Union, Confederate, and civilian camps along with living history programs. The reenactment is held on the actual battlefield. Individual reenactors can use this form to register. The unit registration form deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2018. Reenactor information can be found by clicking here.

Saturday
8:00 a.m. – Hindman Hall Museum and store open until 5 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – Union, Confederate, and civilian camps open to the public
10:00 a.m. – drill demonstrations by Federal and Confederate Armies
11:15 a.m. – meet with Generals Hindman and Blunt inside the Latta Barn
12:15 p.m. – battle lines form; public viewing from spectator line
1:00 p.m. – battle reenactment
after battle – all camps reopen to the public
– medical demonstrations at Civil War field hospital adjacent to dogtrot house
3:00 p.m. – knapsack inspection and drill demonstration in Union camp
3:30 p.m. – Brother Against Brother: The Story of the Ryals Brothers at Prairie Grove;
presentation inside the Latta Barn
5:00 p.m. – all camps closed to public
7:00 p.m. – period dance at the Latta Barn; open to the public

Sunday
 8:00 a.m. – Hindman Hall Museum and Store open until 5 p.m.
 9:00 a.m. – Union, Confederate, and civilian camps open to the public
10:00 a.m. – Civil War church service at church and Catholic Mass at the Jim Parks Shelter
11:00 a.m. – drill demonstrations by Federal and Confederate Armies
– bayonet drill demonstration in Union Camp
12:15 p.m. – battle lines form; public viewing from spectator line
 1:00 p.m. – battle reenactment
after battle – all camps reopen to the public
– medical demonstrations at Civil War field hospital adjacent to dogtrot house
 4:00 p.m. – all camps closed to the public


506 East Douglas Street
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
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