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December 3 – 4, 2016 – Prairie Grove, AR – Battle of Prairie Grove Re-Enactment

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 1:53 pm

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December 3, 2016 – December 5, 2016 all-day
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The Park will commemorate the 154th 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.  Every even-numbered year, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park hosts a battle reenactment.  During the weekend there will be many activities including tours through the Union, Confederate, and civilian camps, various military drills, cooking, spinning, and lace making demonstrations along with other living history programs. “Sutlers Row” features a number of vendors selling 19th century reproduction, books, and souvenirs. The reenactment is held on the actual battlefield near the historic Borden House. Reenactors, contact the park to register. Admission to the event & museum: Free – Parking: $5 per vehicle – Planning meetings: November 4th – Deadline for Sutlers Registration form- To be a part of Sutler Row during the re-enactment. & November 11th – Deadline for Units Registration form – November 18th – Deadline for Individual Preregistration form & $8 – After November 18th only On-site Registration & $10 will be accepted. Registration at the Latta Barn &- Re-enactor camp set – up. –Fri. 2nd – 9 A.M. to Midnight – Sat. 3rd – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Sun. 4th – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact info: Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, 506 E. Douglas,  Prairie Grove, AR 72753 Phone: (479) 846-2990 Fax: (479) 846-4035 Email: prairiegrove@arkansas.com or holly.houser@arkansas.gov www.arkansasstateparks.com/prairiegrovebattlefield


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