What can you tell me about Indians who fought in the Civil War?

William Boyd More

Morristown, Tennessee

Some 3,600 Indians reportedly served in the Union Army; the numbers for the Confederacy are not reliable.

The North featured soldiers from the Osage, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole and Cherokee. The Cherokee also fought for the South.

For further reading, you might want to check out The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War, by Clarissa W. Confer; Between Two Fires: American Indians in the Civil War, by Laurence M Hauptman;  General Stand Watie’s Confederate Indians, by Frank Cunningham; The Blue, the Gray, and the Red: Indian Campaigns of the Civil War, by Thom Hatch; and The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War, by Annie Heloise Abel.

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