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.