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This is the story of Stand Watie, the only Indian to attain the rank of general in the Confederate Army. An aristocratic, prosperous slaveholding planter and leader of the Cherokee mixed bloods, Watie was recruited in Indian Territory by Albert Pike to fight the Union forces on the western front. He organized the First Cherokee Rifles on July 29, 1861, and was commissioned a colonel. In 1864, after battling at Wilsons Creek and Pea Ridge, he became brigadier general. Watie was the last Confederate general to lay down his arms in surrender, two months after Appomattox. In his foreword, Brad Agnew discusses Waties role in the Civil War and his reception by later historians.

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This is the story of Stand Watie, the only Indian to attain the rank of general in the Confederate Army. An aristocratic, prosperous slaveholding planter and leader of the Cherokee mixed bloods, Watie was recruited in Indian Territory by Albert Pike to fight the Union forces on the Western front.

About the Author

Frank Cunningham earned doctorates in Letters, Education, and Philosophy and received honorary doctorates in Humanities, Journalism, Law, and Literature for his achievements as a writer and journalist. Among his books are Big Dan: The Story of a Colorful Railroader and Sky Master: The Story of Donald Douglas.

Brad Agnew, Professor of History at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, is the author of Fort Gibson: Terminal on the Trail of Tears (University of Oklahoma Press).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806130354
Foreword:
Agnew, Brad
Author:
Agnew, Brad
Foreword by:
Agnew, Brad
Foreword:
Agnew, Brad
Author:
Agnew, Brad
Author:
Cunningham, Frank
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Army
Subject:
Oklahoma History, Military 19th century.
Subject:
Confederate states of america
Subject:
Generals -- Confederate States of America.
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
43 bandw illus.
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.66 in 0.85 lb

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History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
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History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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This is the story of Stand Watie, the only Indian to attain the rank of general in the Confederate Army. An aristocratic, prosperous slaveholding planter and leader of the Cherokee mixed bloods, Watie was recruited in Indian Territory by Albert Pike to fight the Union forces on the Western front.

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