Stand Watie was a Cherokee Indian leader of his people. He was a Confederate Brigadier General. His men were sometimes called Watie's Irregulars or the Cherokee Mounted Rifles. He fought at Wilson's Creek, Lexington, and Cane Hill and was attached to General McCulloch's Army. Watie was the last Confederate General to surrender.
Sources: Joanne Eakin & Donald Hale, Branded as Rebels; Jay Monaghan, Civil War on the Western Border 1854-1865.
I also just finished reading a Civil War Times, February 1997 Special Issue, concerning Indians in Blue and Gray. I was amazed at the amount of Indians that fought in the war!!!!! (I was lucky enough to find a big stack of old western magazines and about 4 Civil War Times at a yard sale and bought all 66 for $10. I am enjoying my treasure trove!!!!!)
Rose Mary Lankford