Battle of Round Mountain Re-enactment

The most recent event date has passed. Check back for updates.
Battle of Round Mountain Re-enactment 777 Glory Rd
Yale, OK 74085

Phone: 918-399-9193
Description

The Battle of Round Mountain is listed as the first battle fought in Indian Territory during the Civil War. This historic battle fought in Payne County saw approximately 1,400 Confederate soldiers under the command of Colonel Douglas H. Cooper pursue roughly 9,000 Unionist civilians led by Opothleyahola, a famous Upper Creek leader. These civilians were attempting to avoid an alliance with the Confederacy and ultimately chose to flee to the protection of Union forces in Kansas. Colonel Cooper set out on November 19, 1861 in an attempt to coerce Opothleyahola into submission. Each February, ...

The Battle of Round Mountain is listed as the first battle fought in Indian Territory during the Civil War. This historic battle fought in Payne County saw approximately 1,400 Confederate soldiers under the command of Colonel Douglas H. Cooper pursue roughly 9,000 Unionist civilians led by Opothleyahola, a famous Upper Creek leader. These civilians were attempting to avoid an alliance with the Confederacy and ultimately chose to flee to the protection of Union forces in Kansas. Colonel Cooper set out on November 19, 1861 in an attempt to coerce Opothleyahola into submission. Each February, the town of Yale comes alive with the Battle of Round Mountain Re-enactment.

The Battle of Round Mountain Re-enactment recreates a winter encampment of the Civil War era. This event takes place over three days, with living history soldiers setting up opposing camps on Friday. Vendors in period dress will also be present to set up tents and sell their wares. The battle itself begins Saturday afternoon, as visitors are invited to witness as Confederate and Union soldiers slowly advance towards each other on the field of battle. View the soldiers as they prepare to fire cannons, and watch the battle as smoke from guns and cannons fills the air.

History is brought to life at the Battle of Round Mountain. In addition, this re-enactment event showcases a Civil War era ball on Saturday. Costumed attendees will swirl around the dance floor as traditional fiddle music is performed on stage. On Sunday, a period church service will be held at 10am.

Property Map
Get Directions
Sorry, but we couldn't locate any properties
Amenities
Directions
Contact Information
  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Projected Attendance: 2,500

Held on the First Assembly of God property.

Primary Contact:

Randell Newby




  • your name:

  • your email address:

  • friend's name:

  • friend's email address:

  • comment:

  • send

12 comments

Rate this property:

  • name:
  • email address:
  • comment:
From owner on 11/19/14

Jon, I'm not sure Opothleyahola will actually be portrayed by a particular person. The man in charge of the reenactment is Sam Jerome and you can contact him at 405-714-8270. Thanks for your comment, very interesting ancestry for you! Clara


From TravelOK.com Staff on 11/19/14

Jon, to learn more information about who is portraying Opothleyahola, your best bet is to contact the event coordinators by using the phone number or email address listed at the top of this page. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Jon T. Moore on 11/18/14

My name is Jon Moore and Opothleyahola is my great-great-great-great grandfather. I would like to meet the person who is portraying him because we may be long lost relatives from another family that we do not know about.


From kimberlie on 03/09/14

I loved every thing about the event. We had so much fun and I got a lot of great pictures. I went a couple years ago. I am going to bring my nephew to the next event. I took them to one in spring field, Missouri and I was so disappointed. it was nothing like this event


From Dr David Jones on 03/04/14

What an event! I'm a photographer that loves to shoot almost anything, but this event was sooooo photographer friendly I was really surprised. I've done other events like this but yours was over the top. From the people at the parking lot to those serving food and then the people of the area that were in dress of the period. You couldn't have been more friendly. Oh, did I mention the re-enactors? Some of these folks were the same as at Rentiesville but because of the mood you've created within the community it's much better atmosphere. The only suggestion is that you put up signs at the Turnpike exit and then down at the junction of hwy 51 and the road that comes from the turnpike. Google directed us down the road to an empty field. Again, wonderful event!


From Maggie on 02/24/14

This is a fabulous Event, horses, cannons,gunfire. Very well put on. Enjoyed it immensely. I have photos if anyone wants to contact me for them.


From Angie on 02/21/14

This is a wonderful event to go too!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 02/21/14

Carmela, the hours we have been provided are 12-4on on Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday. If you have any questions, please give the event coordinator a call at 918-399-9193. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Carmela on 02/21/14

What time does the battle start?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 02/18/14

Rachel, those are great questions! Unfortunately, we're not sure if the $5 is for each event or the whole weekend. However, the event coordinators would be more than happy to help you. Please give them a call at 918-399-9193. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Rachel on 02/17/14

Is there a $5 fee each day? Or is it for each event? If I wanted to watch the battle and attend the ball, would I pay each time? Also, are all events for the whole family? Thanks in advance.


From David Lebow on 01/21/14

This is the 20th annual Civil War Weekend and it is the only yearly civil war event in Oklahoma. Reenactors in traditional Choctaw dress will be on the field.


 
12
Get Social
Read Related Articles
Trappers and traders are portrayed by skilled re-enactors at the Dripping Springs Rendezvous, held in beautiful Dripping Springs State Park in Okmulgee.History is Alive in Oklahoma: Top Living History Events

Take a step back in time with a visit to one of Oklahoma’s top living history events and witness as Oklahoma’s unique slice of history unfolds right before your eyes.