1st bn, chickasaw calvary

The 1st Chickasaw Cavalry Battalion organized in the fall of 1862 with five companies. It served in T. Walker's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and fought in the Indian Territory and along the border. The regiment surrendered on June 23, 1865, with about 75 officers and men. The commanders were Lieutenant Colonel J.D. Harris and Major L.M. Reynolds.

Organized at the Choctaw National Council meeting at Doakville which authorized Chief Hudson to gather seven companies of mounted men. It was formed at the end of July 1861 under D.H. Cooper with 1,086 men and was assigned to General Ben McCullough's command, who promptly stationed it on the border of the Cherokee country.

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