General Stand Watie's Confederate Indians by Frank CunninghamGeneral Stand Watie's Confederate Indians by Frank Cunningham

General Stand Watie's Confederate Indians

byFrank Cunningham

Paperback | September 1, 1998

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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 Wilson's 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 Watie's role in the Civil War and his reception by later historians.

Title:General Stand Watie's Confederate IndiansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.43 × 5.86 × 0.8 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0806130350

ISBN - 13:9780806130354

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The last Confederate Army general to lay down his arms was an Indian named Stand Watie. The only Indian to achieve the rank of general, Watie rose up the Confederate ranks from his days as a wealthy planter. His story, given here by Frank Cunningham in General Stand Watie’s Confederate Indians, corrects an omission in the history of the American Civil War.