"Furnas sent out 300 to 400 troops to scout the area between Tahlequah, Fort Gibson, and Parkhill. On July 27, at nearby Bayou Manard, the troops encountered an equal force of Watie's Choctaw-Cherokee Regiment, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas F. Taylor. Taylor, Captain Hicks, and two Choctaw captains were killed. Total Confederate losses were estimated at 36 dead and more than 50 wounded.
This battle was probably the one Falleaf described when he wrote to Washington, D.C., attempting to collect pay owed to him and his men for their service. He wrote, "We saw the enemy, the Chocktaw Indians, the halfbreed, we play Ball with them, 50 we laid on the ground, 60 we took prisoners, even the Chocktaw General, him I took myself alone; he was a big secesh; 100 union men he had killed. I brought him to the [Unionist] Cherokees [and] they killed him; they gave him no time to live."
Foreman in his pamphlet on Ft. Gibson refers to Clark's springs as being 7 miles east of Ft. Gibson on Bayou Maynard and the sight of the Cherokee Agency. See http://www.genealogy4all.org/FtGibsonOK.html
This article if you have access to JSTOR through your local library talks about an archeological survey of Bayou Maynard with the intent to find the actual battle site
American Antiquity, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul., 1981), pp. 671-703 (article consists of 33 pages)
Published by: Society for American Archaeology
this personal history relates the old Tahlequah Ft Gibson road as runing along Bayou Maynard crosing it a number of times as described in my maps response.
From "A History of Wagoner, Oklahoma from Samuel Sylvester Cobb" by L.W. Wilson* (this is a 1934 WPA interview)
"We did as we were told and drove into Fort Gibson. After arriving there we were directed to the road leading to Park Hill and Tahlequah and on this road we passed what would be the north side of the present National Cemetery and came to a little village named Maynard on Maynard Bayou. After leaving Maynard the trail began to wind through the hills, crossing many times Maynard Bayou and we finally came to a large spring where many camped. This spring later became known as the Gulagher Spring. The next stop was Park Hill and then we landed at our destination, Tahlequah."