In the Book: "A History of Indians of the United States"
by Angie Debe-(1983 Vol 7) Marshall Okla. Chapter 9
"The Indians Territory Joins the White man's War" -Pg.172
Said the following: But Stand Watie, Ross's old enemy from removal Treaty days, Organized a Regiment with himself at the head,and McCulloch accepted it for Confederate service on the very day that the 'Choctaw & Chickasaw' signed their treaty with Pike.(July 12,1861)
Then on Aug.10.1861 came the Confed. victory over union forces at Wilson Creek in S.W. Missouri. This brought Confed. Arms ominously close to the Cherokee's.Even more ominous was the fact that Watie's Regiment had crossed the line and fought there on Confed. sides.
The prospect of a Cherokee Civil War was fearfully apparent. Ross neutral position was clearly untenable.
He (Ross)called a mass meeeting to discuss the situation and on Aug 21,1861 abt 4000 men assembled at Tahlequah.
Oct 7,1861 a treaty was signed (by Ross)and formed a new Regiment of full bloods under Ross Adherent (Col John Drew)
and other unit's.
Notes; Bio infor- John Drew Sr.
pg. 592(J.A. Scales)& John Drew Jr-pg 502 Leaders and Leading Men -
Hon.John Drew and his brother inlaw worked together as the Cherokee Judge and sheriff to enforce the Slave law's before the war in the 1850's.
His mother was Charlotte Scales and her brother was (Col) Joesph A Scales served under Watie.
His Wf of John Drew Sr)was (Charlotte was the Granddaughter
of John Ross)John Ross sister was Jane Ross (Coodey)her Gm.
John Drew Sr was born 1815-20 and died at age between age of 45-50.
John Jr was born 1850 and stated his father died in 1865 and that he was a refugee in the Chickasaw Nation.He also stated that his father was 1/2 Cherokee
I was unable find her source,as she list abt 62 diff. books,some are other's she wrote?