Col. Stand Watie’s Cherokee Regiment.- Our friend E. C. Boudinot is the Major of this gallant regiment. It was raised by Gen. McCulloch, for frontier service, but was transferred to Pike’s brigade. It has been the picket guard for our army in the West from the 12th of July last, until the battle of Elkhorn.
Mr. Boudinot, writing to a friend in a letter not intended for publication gives an account of some of the doings of the regiment. We cannot refrain from making an extract:
“We cleaned out the neutral lands; made the first and I believe, the only invasion into Kansas, took a town, Humboldt; pulled down the stars and stripes and ran up the stars and bars, and cut up various shines. We fed, clothed and maintained ourselves from the enemy; never asking or receiving so much as a pound of coffee or flour from the Government, until November. Since the battle of Chustahuahla our regiment has kept the wide prairies north-west of Grand ?? and Kansas line well watched. Though scantily provided with tents and clothing, our uncomplaining soldiers have never thought of winter quarters, but have been active, alert and continually on the move.
We were in the recent fight, and had the honor of being in the first charge on a battery, which was taken in the twinkling of an eye, which I believe is the expression used to denote a thing done quickly and effectually.
Col. Watie is a brave and patriotic man, and with his regiment, has done glorious service for the Confederacy. Success to him, and when our independence shall have been won, the historian must devote a chapter or at least a page to Stand Watie and his brave regiment- Little Rock Democrat.