Civil War Battle Sites in the Indian Territory
There were no great battles in the Indian Territory to compare, in numbers of soldiers engaged, with the decisive battles in the east, or even with Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge, at which many Indians fought, and Westport in the west. There was hard fighting, however, at Round Mountain and Chustenahlah, Locust Grove and Fort Wayne, Cabin Creek and Honey Springs.
Most destructive was the irregular fighting of partisan groups raids, the flight and pursuit of civilian bands, the burning of homes and schools, and the readjustments to refugee camps. No people in the United States suffered heavier losses than the Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole tribes, where the bitterness of internal strife was added to the destruction of large scale war.
Information courtesy of Historical Atlas of Oklahoma by John W. Morris, Charles R. Goins and Edwin C. McReynolds. Third Edition, updated from the 1980 census. Available through the Oklahoma Historical Society Bookstore. Wiley Post Historical Building, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.
- Chustenahlah in current Osage County, southeast quarter. Fought in the Cherokee Outlet
- Round Mountain in current Tulsa County, northwest quarter. Fought in the Creek Nation.
- Caving Banks in current Washington County, southwest quarter. Fought in the Cherokee Nation.
- Tonkawa Massacre in current Caddo County, southeast quarter. Fought in the Leased District.
- Fort Davis in current Wagoner County, southeast quarter. Fought in the Creek Nation.
- Locust Grove in current Mayes County, southeast quarter. Fought in the Cherokee Nation.
- Fort Wayne in current Delaware County, southeast quarter. Fought in the Cherokee Nation.
- Cowskin Prairie in current Ottawa County, southeast quarter. Fought in the area ceded by the Cherokee Nation to the Quapaws and other nations.
- Cabin Creek, 1st, in current Craig County, southeast quarter. Fought in the Cherokee Nation.
- Honey Springs in current Muskogee County, mid point. Fought in the Creek Nation.
- Webbers Falls in current Muskogee County, near Sequoyah County line. Fought in the Cherokee Nation.
- Backbone Mountain in current Le Flore County, northeast quarter near Arkansas border. Fought in the Choctaw Nation.
- Perryville in current Pittsburg County, northwest quarter. Fought in the Choctaw Nation.
- Muddy Boggy in current Atoka County, north near Coal County line. Fought in the Choctaw Nation.
- Boggy Depot in current Atoka County, north near Coal County line. Fought in the Choctaw Nation.
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