Category Archives: Trail of Blood on Ice

On this date in the Civil War: December 26, 1861 – The Battle of Chustenahlah

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal Commentary by Whit Edwards from “The Prairie was on Fire” pp. 9-14: The area was a good defensive position on a rocky, tree-covered ridge overlooking the creek bottom with nothing but prairie to the … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: November 19, 1861 – Battle of Round Mountain

Commentary by Whit Edwards from “The Prairie was on Fire” pp. 3-7: In mid-November 1861 Opoethleyohola, a chief of the Creek tribe, along with about 5,000 men, women and children, departed their homes and moved northwest to isolate themselves from … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: December 9, 1861 – The Battle of Chusto-Talasah

Also known as the engagement of “Caving Banks” or “Little High Shoals,” the Civil War Battle of Chusto-Talasa took place on Bird Creek near present Sperry in Tulsa County. In November 1861 Col. Douglas H. Cooper, Confederate commander of the … Continue reading

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Creek Indians in the American Civil War

Inhabiting the area between the Arkansas and Canadian rivers in eastern Indian Territory, the people of the Creek Nation viewed the onset of the American Civil War with mixed emotions. Factions existed within the Creek Nation, but these divisions has … Continue reading

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