1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles Plate, Csa, Dug At Id'd Soldier's House Ruins #1941


1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles Plate, Csa, Dug At Id'd Soldier's House Ruins  #1941

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1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles Plate, Csa, Dug At Id'd Soldier's House Ruins #1941:
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This is a Civil War Confederate dug belt plate. It was dug in Doaksville, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) at the ruins of a house that belonged to Manny Chicken, a Sergeant in the 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles.
The plate is made of sheet brass and the three belt hook attachment places are obvious on the back. It is bent and torn some around the edge. The photos show its size. The plate has a dark patina.
I purchased this plate from Gallant Pelham Military Antiques who sent his statement along with a previous one, perhaps from whom he purchased it. See photos.
I've included information about the 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles which was active July 1861-June 23, 1865. Their nickname was Watie's Regiment, after Stand Watie, a Cherokee Chief and their headquarters was at Fort Wayne (Indian Territory) Cherokee Nation. Their Flag was a "stars and bars" with "Cherokee Braves" on it. See photos for more information.
It is very well documented that Manny Chicken was indeed a member of the 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles, sometimes called Mounted Volunteers. He was a member of both Company F and H. He enlisted as a Private on July 12, 1861 at age 32. He was born, lived and enlisted on the Cherokee Nation. He was a farmer by profession and is described as 5' 10" tall with a dark complexion, black eyes and black hair. He rose to the rank of Sergeant during his served time.
Doaksville, Oklahoma is now a ghost town in Choctaw County where archaelogical digs were done.

1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles Plate, Csa, Dug At Id'd Soldier's House Ruins #1941:
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