Category: Indian Territory (Confederate), United States Civil War

Categories: Confederate Army, United States Civil War | Native American History | Indian Territory

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28,693 Native Americans served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War, participating in battles such as Pea Ridge, Second Manassas, Antietam, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and in Federal assaults on Petersburg. A few Native American tribes, such as the Creek and the Choctaw, were slaveholders and found a political and economic commonality with the Confederacy. The Choctaw owned over 2,000 slaves.

Confederate Units of Indian Territory consisted of Native Americans from the Five Civilized Tribes - the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole nations. The 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles were commanded by the highest ranking Native American of the war: Brigadier General Stand Watie, who also became the last Confederate General to surrender on June 25, 1865.


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09 Jul 1823 Cherokee Nation East - 16 Dec 1879
1780 Shelby, Shelby, Alabama, United States - 08 Jan 1846

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