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    [Stand Watie] Four Documents Pertaining to the Service of Cherokee Indians in the Confederate Army During the Civil War. Includes (listed in chronological order):

    Printed Regulations Titled "Regulations For the payment of claims for arrears of pay and allowances due to deceased officers and soldiers of the Confederate Army, per Act No. 402, approved February 15th, 1862, and Act No. 30, approved October 8th, 1862." Dated "Treasury Department, C.S.A, Second Auditor's Office. Richmond, Va., November 1st, 1862." 3 pages, 8.5" x 10.25", with the required forms printed on pages two and three. Signed in typed by W. H. S. Taylor, as approved by G.W. Randolph, Secretary of War. Heavy wear, with chipping and separation at folds. Parrish & Willingham 2117.

    Manuscript retained copies of correspondence all dated May 27, 1864, on a single sheet, 8.25" x 13", stating that the printed regulations and requirements (listed above) "are not intended to apply to the claimants of the several Indian Nations, further that the condition of such Nations and their laws and customs may enable them to conform to such regulations..." The exception to the requirements which included documentation and notarization not practiced by the Cherokee Nation was likely instigated at the request of Elias C. Boudinot, a representative of the Cherokees and relative of Watie. A retained copy of his letter appears last on the sheet. Docketed on verso in another hand, "Cherokee Nation Regulations - Hon. E.C. Boudinot Delegate [last line is illegible]" Wear and multiple separations along folds, including a small chip affecting three words at the lower right.

    Manuscript orders addressed to Stand Watie as Brigadier General of the Cherokee cavalry, one page, 7" x 9.25", "Fort Towson C[herokee] N[ation] / April 13th 1865". In part: "The Gen Comdg directs me to enclose copies of Orders No. 44... with the request that you make out in provision with the recommendations for Staff Officers for your Division..." With endorsements on the verso stating that order No. 44 is enclosed (not present), and a docket "Brig Genl. Watie" (not in Watie's hand). Light toning and chip along top horizontal fold resulting in a bit of paper loss affecting a single word.

    Manuscript orders addressed to Stand Watie as Brigadier General of the Cherokee cavalry, one page, 7" x 9.25", "Fort Towson C[herokee] N[ation] / April 26th 1865". In part: "The Brig.Genl. Comdg. Desires that you send him a copy of your authority from the Sec. of War authorizing you to raise a Brigade in the Confederate States. He desires this to file in the office that when matters are refered [sic] to him in connection with recruiting within Ind. and Arks. That he can show that you have been authorized so to do." Docketing on verso indicates the letters contents and acknowledging receipt of the order on May 27. It is important to note that Robert E. Lee had surrendered his forces at Appomattox on April 9th, four days prior to the previously listed orders, and more than two weeks prior to these orders. The Cherokee Cavalry under Watie's command would not surrender to Union forces until late June. With several chips along margins affecting only a single word. Ex. Doris Harris.


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