The Battle of Massard Prairie, Arkansas: The 1864 Confederate Attacks on Fort Smith

The Battle of Massard Prairie Arkansas The Confederate Attacks on Fort Smith On July Brigadier General Richard M Gano carried out one of the great open field cavalry attacks of the Civil War Targeting the camp of the th Kansas Cavalry Southern horsemen charged acro

  • Title: The Battle of Massard Prairie, Arkansas: The 1864 Confederate Attacks on Fort Smith
  • Author: Dale Cox William Cox
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  • Page: 468
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  • On July 27, 1864, Brigadier General Richard M Gano carried out one of the great open field cavalry attacks of the Civil War Targeting the camp of the 6th Kansas Cavalry, Southern horsemen charged across miles of open prairie and achieved one of the few overwhelming Confederate victories of the Civil War in Arkansas On Massard Prairie outside Fort Smith, Gano s Texans foOn July 27, 1864, Brigadier General Richard M Gano carried out one of the great open field cavalry attacks of the Civil War Targeting the camp of the 6th Kansas Cavalry, Southern horsemen charged across miles of open prairie and achieved one of the few overwhelming Confederate victories of the Civil War in Arkansas On Massard Prairie outside Fort Smith, Gano s Texans fought side by side with Choctaw and Chickasaw soldiers to virtually destroy an entire battalion of Union cavalry in a sweeping victory that opened the way for the noted Cabin Creek expedition just two weeks later The Battle of Massard Prairie, Arkansas, is the third in a series of studies of small but significant Civil War battles by historian Dale Cox Other books include The Battle of Marianna, Florida and The Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida.

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