Sunday, July 30, 2023

The Last Confederate General to Surrender


Stand Watie (1806-1871), was a Cherokee chief who signed the treating forcing removal of the Cherokees from Georgia to the Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma).  During the American Civil War he joined the Confederate cause, raising and commanding the first volunteer Cherokee regiment, the Cherokee Mounted Rifles.  Appointed as a colonel, Watie was promoted to brigadier general in 1864 after many successful engagements as a raider and cavalry commander in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of Operations.  Watie was the last Confederate general to surrender (June 23, 1865).

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