2nd Cherokee Mounted Rifles

2nd Cherokee Mounted Rifles was organized near Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, in September, 1861. It served in the Department of the Indian Territory, then was assigned to D. H. Cooper's and Watie's Brigade in the Trans-Mississippi Department. The unit skirmished and raided the Federals in the Indian Territory and in September, 1864, fought at Cabin Creek with 150 officers and men. Later it surrendered at Doaksville with the other Indian forces. The field officers were Colonel William P. Adair; Lieutenant Colonel 0. H. P. Brewer; and Majors Porter Hammock, J. R. Harden, and John Vann.

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