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 Posted: Sun Jun 29th, 2008 05:58 am
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Dear Bama46,

Sorry, I somewhat miswrote but my gist is not inaccurate. You're correct Stand Watie was commissioned a BG in the CSA and headed the Cherokee Confederate Indian forces, engaging in 18 major battles and skirmishes in and outside of Indian Territory.

However as I remember, Rifles for Watie, focuses on Watie's raids on Union supply lines, which gave me an early impression that his were not regular army troops which is how I erred.

From http://www.civilwarhome.com:

" In addition, his men were engaged in a multitude of smaller skirmishes and meeting engagements in Indian Territory and neighboring states.  Because of his wide-ranging raids behind Union lines, Watie tied down thousands of Federal troops that were badly needed in the East."

CKL

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