2nd rgt cherokee mounted volunteer

The 2nd Cherokee Mounted Rifles was organized near Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, in September, 1861. It served in the Department of the Indian Territory, then was assigned to D.H. Cooper's and Watie's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department. The regiment fought the Federals in the Indian Territory. In September, 1864, the unit fought at Cabin Creek. Later it surrendered at Doaksville with other Indian forces. The field officers were Colonel William P. Adair; Lieutenant Colonel O.H.P. Brewer; and Majors Porter Hammock, J.R. Harden, and John Vann.

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