Category Archives: Military

1762 Indian Wars – John Martin Family Captured

The “History of the Church of the Brethren” tells us the following about a massacre and kidnapping of white settlers in 1762 in Great Cove in the Juniata Valley of Pennsylvania, by King Beaver and Capt. Shingas, who personally led the … Continue reading

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Butler Owens Confederate Pension Record

One of our subscribers was looking at the new 1901 Confederate Pension Applications on Digital North Carolina and found an application for Butler Owens in which he states he is part Indian and part white. He apparently joined the Confederate … Continue reading

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Stand Watie, Cherokee

Stand Watie (December 12, 1806 – September 9, 1871; also known as Standhope Uwatie, Degataga (Cherokee: ᏕᎦᏔᎦ), meaning “stand firm”, and Isaac S. Watie) was a leader of the Cherokee Nation and a brigadier general of the Confederate States Army … Continue reading

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Ely Samuel Parker, Seneca

Ely Samuel Parker (1828 – August 31, 1895), (born Hasanoanda, later known as Donehogawa) was a Seneca attorney, engineer, and tribal diplomat. He was commissioned a lieutenant colonel during the American Civil War, when he served as adjutant to General … Continue reading

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Logan’s Lament

Logan, also called Logan the Orator, born about 1723 and died in 1780, was a Native American orator and war leader born in the Iroquois Confederacy.  The statue above in Logan, West Virginia, honors his memory.  Although Logan was of … Continue reading

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Rebels and King’s Men: Bertie County in the Revolutionary War by Gerald Thomas

Gerald Thomas has provided in index to his new book that includes information on three men of Native heritage. http://www.ncpublications.com/bertie.html/Appendix%201.pdf APPENDIX 1 – PUTATIVE ROSTER OF BERTIE COUNTY CONTINENTAL LINE SOLDIERS, NORTH CAROLINA CONTINENTAL LINE Fifth North Carolina Regiment Braveboy, … Continue reading

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Robert McGee and The Cherokee Disturbance

Someone was cleaning out their files and offered a pension application to anyone interested.  Since it related to the “Cherokee Disturbance” and since no one else stepped up, I asked for the application.  I didn’t know what was there, and … Continue reading

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