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Shirley Vanderbeck Shirley Vanderbeck

posted on June 16, 2011

Can someone tell me in what state that Shecoe’s Chickasaw Battalion of Mounted Volunteers originated during the Civil War? I believe it was Arkansas, but I cannot find anything on the unit.

Thanks.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on June 17, 2011

i found a lot of information using google. the area was called arkansas territory or indian territory at the time.
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okmurray/Murray/stories/chickasaw_civil_war.htm

http://gen.1starnet.com/civilwar/inmicro.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_units_of_Indian_Territory

this is an online book from NARA/national archives and records administration microfilms.
http://www.archive.org/details/compiledservicav0091unit

gl.

suzanne hamlet shatto