The American Civil War in the Indian Territory

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Osprey Publishing, 2006 - History - 64 pages
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Osprey's examination of the warring sides of the American Civil War (1861-1865). In 1861, Oklahoma (Indian Territory) was the recent home of the transported Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole). When the Civil War broke out, both Union and Confederate state forces moved in and began fighting, both in the Indian Territory and across the borders of neighbouring states (mainly Kansas, but also Texas and Arkansas). Indians were recruited by both sides, and took the opportunity to pursue traditional hostilities which were supported by a variety of regular troops, guerrilla bands and outlaws. this book
  

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A typical Osprey booklet somewhat undercut by trying to do too much. This is as the author tries to cover units raised from the various tribes, AND volunteers, AND guerrillas, AND United States ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
SPENCER was born Campaigns by regular units
12
widely in the USA His other
19
Battleshirts and captures quartermaster issue
29
CONFEDERATE WEAPONS
41
and has illustrated many The Civilized Tribes hunting shirts the Agency Tribes
54
INDEX
64
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About the author (2006)

John D. Spencer is a British military historian and is the Museums officer of the Duke of Wellington’s Regt. He is fascinated by the American Civil War in Indian Territory and has been researching this subject for the past 25 years. With the help of the Oklahoma State Historical Society and Pea Ridge National Military Park he has sourced fascinating photographs and illustrations that bring the story to life.

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