This is from our "Honey Springs Trails Guide":
2nd Indian Home Guard
Organized concurrently with the 1st Regiment of Indian Home Guards in May of 1862, this regiment, commanded by Colonel John Ritchie, consisted of one company each of Delaware, Kickapoo, Quapaw, Seneca, and Shawnee, two companies of Osage, and two of Cherokee. It took longer to organize, due to the political disagreements of the various government agents involved in the negotiations. They were attached to the first Indian Expedition given the task of clearing the territory north of the Arkansas River of Confederates. Lack of support from higher command, as well as “in fighting” among the colonels, caused the expedition to be withdrawn.