ITS CHIEFS, LEGEISLATORS, AND LEADING MEN
BY H.F. & E. S. O'BEIRNE.
Keys, Judge James M. (p. 338)
"James was educated at the Tahlequah schools, and at sixteen years of age enlisted in Captain Tennent's company, Fourth Arkansas, serving three months and twenty days, when he joined Stand Watie's First Cherokee Regiment, and remained with them until the termination of the war. He was present at Pea Ridge, Wilson Creek, Elk Horn, Honey Springs and Cabin Creek, as well as lesser engagements."
This is presumably Capt H.L. Tinnen's Company, Co. C, 4th Arkansas Infantry Regiment State Troops.
From the same source (i.e., O'Beirne)
Lipe, Oliver W. (pp. 211, 212)
"In 1862 he served with the Confederacy as commissary for Stand Watie's command for several years. During the campaign he was present at the Battle of Wilson Creek and several scratch fights, among them the engagement near the bayou where John G. Lipe and Col. T. F. Taylor were slain."
I don't find O.W. Lipe on any rosters other than the 1st Cherokee Mtd Vols. He was living in Tahlequah at the beginning of the war. His age was 47 in 1861.
His sons were:
De Witt Clinton (D.W.C., nickname "Major"), Co. I, 1st Cher Mtd Vol. Captured two days before the 1st Battle of Cabin Creek. He was with a party scouting the Texas Road for the train from Ft Scott. He was taken to Ft Gibson and reportedly enlisted in the 14th Kansas Cavalry a few days later, though I don't find him on the roster.
John Gunter, Co. C, 1st Cher Mtd Vols. A teamster who was killed at the Battle of Bayou Menard.
Clark C., who reportedly joined late in the war, 1864, being quite young, only 16 or 17. He's not found on any rosters.
Oliver Wack Lipe's son-in-law was Napoleon Pleasant "Nip" Blackstone who was an aide to Cooper at Honey Springs.