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Re: Civil War: I.T. Slaves>KS?
In Response To: Re: Civil War: I.T. Slaves>KS? ()

Note that there were many Confederate Cherokees also. Drew's regiment was a Cherokee Confederate
regiment as was Stan Watie's regiment. There were many citizens who went to Kansas to flee the War. For those wishing to read about the refugees
who fled into Kansas the following web page may interest you: http://www.rootsweb.com/~itcivwar/refugees.htm


Among the Union regiments were the 1st 2nd and 3rd Indian Home Guards. These consisted of Creek
Cherokee and Africans who were mustered into service early in the War. Many of these African soldiers actually preceeded the establishment of the United States Colored Troops and were thus the first of African Ancestry to have entered the War. For some of the names of the black soldiers serving in the Indian Home Guards the following web page may interest you:
http://www.angelfire.com/md/usctwest/sldrs.html

It is true that many of the Cherokees did flee southward into Texas to avoid the war often taking their slaves with them.

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