Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The Battle of Van Buren, Arkansas
The picturesque city of Van Buren, Arkansas, located on the banks of the Arkansas River near Fort Smith, is one of the most historic communities in the Natural State.
Its antebellum courthouse, seen here, is still in use today and each spring the school children of the community reenact the Civil War encounter remembered today as the Battle of Van Buren. The battle involved a breakneck charge down the main street of the town. The fighting arrived so fast that citizens were still going about their daily business when soldiers suddenly came charging down the street.
If you would like to read more about the Battle of Van Buren and see more photographs of this beautiful town, simply go to www.exploresouthernhistory.com and scroll down to the "Index" section. You'll find a link to the Battle of Van Buren under the "Arkansas" heading.