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A semi-official journal covering the period Nov. 10, 1862-Mar. 31, 1863, during which time the author served with the 1st Cherokee Regiment (Confederate) in the Indian Territory under Colonel Stand Watie. It contains copies of general & local orders, movements of the unit, and events. Portions of the first few pages are missing. During the Civil War, most of the members of the Cherokee Nation who had been removed from Georgia to Oklahoma under the treaty of 1835 allied themselves with the Confederacy. The 1st Cherokee Regiment was organized in 1861. Robert Calvin Parks was a captain in Company B at the time he kept this day book. The regiment played an important role in several battles along the border of Indian Territory. References are made to Clara, Robert's wife; Sterling Price Parks, their son; Thomas J. (Jeff) Parks, Robert's brother; Aunt Susan Taylor, the wife of Richard Taylor, Robert's uncle & his mother's brother; the Riders & Albertys, relatives of Clara; and James Butler, husband of Robert's cousin and the man who shot & killed Robert.
Creator: Parks, Robert Calvin, d. 1864
Date: November 10, 1862-March 31, 1863
Item Number: 209316
Call Number: MICROFILM: MS 170.02
Holding Institution: Microfilm of original in the repository.
Collections - Manuscript - History - Military
Date - 1861-1869
Military - Wars - Civil War - Kansas Units - US Volunteers - 1st Cherokee Regiment, Confederate States of America
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Daybook
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Journal
People - American Indians - Tribes - Cherokee
People - Notable People - Watie, Stand
Places - Other States - Indian Territory
Places - Other States - Oklahoma
Thematic Time Period - Civil War, 1861-1865
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Day book