{⋆★⋆} BG Watie, Stand

Stand Watie

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Born:
December 12, 1806

Birthplace: Oothcaloga Cherokee Nation (Calhoun, Georgia)

Father: David Uwatie 1773 – 1842
(Buried: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma)​

Mother: Susanna Reese 1782 – 1832
(Buried: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma)​

1st Wife: Elizabeth Fields 1808 – 1828

2nd Wife: Isabel Hicks 1813 – 1858

3rd Wife: Eleanor Looney 1816 –

4th Wife: Sarah Caroline Bell 1820 – 1882
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(Buried: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma)​

Children:

Susannah Watie 1840 – 1861​
Saladin Ridge Watie 1845 – 1868​
Elias Boudinot Watie 1847 – 1847​
Solon Watica Watie 1849 – 1869​
Eugene Cuminskey “Miska” Watie 1851 – 1863​
Ninnie “Minnehabha” Josephine Watie 1853 – 1875​
(Buried: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma)​
Charlotte Jacqueline “Jessie” Watie 1854 – 1875​
(Buried: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma)​

Education:

Attended Moravian Mission School where he learned to speak English
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Occupation before War:

Helped write for Cherokee Phoenix Newspaper​
1835: Signer of Treaty of New Echota​
Developed a successful plantation on Spavinaw Creek in Indian Territory​
1845 – 1861: Member of the Cherokee Council​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas
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1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army​
1862 – 1865: Commander of First Indian Brigade, Trans – Mississippi​
1862 – 1865: Participated in Skirmishes in Western & Indian Territory​
Oversaw a Massacre of black haycutters in Wagoner, Oklahoma​
1865: Participated in Battle of Doaksville at Fort Towson​
1865: Signed a cease fire agreement with Union Representatives​
Principal Chief of Confederate Supporting Cherokees​

Occupation after War:

Farmer in Indian Territory​

Died:
September 9, 1871

Place of Death: Delaware County, Oklahoma Territory

Cause of Death: Illness and injuries

Age at time of Death: 64 years old

Burial Place: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma
 
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Polloco

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One of His successes was the capture of the Union steamer J.R. Williams in June of 1864. The steamer was loaded with $120,000 worth of provisions from Fort Smith to Fort Blunt on the Arkansas River. It also had an escort of 26 soldiers. The Cherokees surprised the ship at Pleasant Bluff and swept the ship with artillery and musket fire. The steamer was beached and the escort fled back to Fort Smith. Morale was bolstered and much needed supplies fell into Confederate hands.
 

Polloco

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This bio lists Watie as the brigade commander of the First Indian Brigade. I'm assuming this was in Douglas Hancock Cooper's Indian Division, Cavalry Corps.
 

rebelatsea

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Stand Watie

View attachment 337608 Born: December 12, 1806

Birthplace: Oothcaloga Cherokee Nation (Calhoun, Georgia)

Father: David Uwatie 1773 – 1842
(Buried: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma)​

Mother: Susanna Reese 1782 – 1832
(Buried: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma)​

1st Wife: Elizabeth Fields 1808 – 1828

2nd Wife: Isabel Hicks 1813 – 1858

3rd Wife: Eleanor Looney 1816 –

4th Wife: Sarah Caroline Bell 1820 – 1882 View attachment 337610
(Buried: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma)​

Children:

Susannah Watie 1840 – 1861​
Saladin Ridge Watie 1845 – 1868​
Elias Boudinot Watie 1847 – 1847​
Solon Watica Watie 1849 – 1869​
Eugene Cuminskey “Miska” Watie 1851 – 1863​
Ninnie “Minnehabha” Josephine Watie 1853 – 1875​
(Buried: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma)​
Charlotte Jacqueline “Jessie” Watie 1854 – 1875​
(Buried: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma)​

Education:

Attended Moravian Mission School where he learned to speak English View attachment 337609

Occupation before War:

Helped write for Cherokee Phoenix Newspaper​
1835: Signer of Treaty of New Echota​
Developed a successful plantation on Spavinaw Creek in Indian Territory​
1845 – 1861: Member of the Cherokee Council​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas View attachment 337611
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army​
1862 – 1865: Commander of First Indian Brigade, Trans – Mississippi​
1862 – 1865: Participated in Skirmishes in Western & Indian Territory​
Oversaw a Massacre of black haycutters in Wagoner, Oklahoma​
1865: Participated in Battle of Doaksville at Fort Towson​
1865: Signed a cease fire agreement with Union Representatives​
Principal Chief of Confederate Supporting Cherokees​

Occupation after War:

Farmer in Indian Territory​

Died:
September 9, 1871

Place of Death: Delaware County, Oklahoma Territory

Cause of Death: Illness and injuries

Age at time of Death: 64 years old

Burial Place: Polson Cemetery, Delaware County, Oklahoma
I was struck by how comparatively short lived his children were, none reached the age of thirty.
 
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