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Civil War Soldiers

The following are the surviving union soldiers of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina.  The names are correct, but the spelling may differ from that on the muster roll.

John Going Welch, Thomas Otter, James Otter, John Brown, Owkwataga, Mason Ratley, Steve Johnson, John Taylor, John Canott, John Igotpa, David Patridge, James Walkingstick, and Thomas Canott, all of Company D, Third regiment North Carolina mounted infantry; R. B. Smith, company and regiment unknown.

The following are the surviving confederate soldiers, those marked with a * indicating those who afterward entered the federal service:

Company A, Sixty-ninth North Carolina Regiment - Peter Greybeard, Iyo-ha-ne (Swimmer Fox), Swa-tah (Snate Owl), Toy-a-ne-teh, Chu-wa-lookeh, Coh-goh (Wesley Crow), Cah-hah (Wild Cat), Chlantees-teh (Pheasant), Ezekiel Greybeard, *How-eeu-uco-ta (James Walkingstick), Jessan, John Lossih, *Keen-tis-kee (John Igotpa), *Oo-ste-na-coo (John Taylor), Oo-lassta-eh (Joe Lowin), Oo-teet-geeskih Wallaski, *Oolstooih (John Brown), *Otter-now-eyontich (Tom Otter), *Mason Reckey (Mason Ratley), Jesse Reed, *Soo-quechee (in Cherokee nation west), Squenseh, San-to-neh (James Keg), Mickee Skittes (whereabouts unknown), *John Sanders, Suque-yeh, Samuel Needa, and Te-ses-kih.

Company B, Sixty-ninth North Carolina Regiment - N. J. Smith, alias Jarret Smith, John Ross, John Wah-ye-neete, Danelah, Dick-a-geeskee, John Davis, *Echu-le-hah (Steve Johnson), Kooe-skooe (Ross Cochran), Larchee, Lazy Bigmeat, David Murphy, Oo-chum-teh (Comeback Wolf), Okanieh, *Jim Otter, *David Patridge, Watteh Sell-alle-seh, Sequo-yo Sell-alle-seh, Sigelleh Bigmeat, Tah-lee Casabsta (perhaps Ca-tol-ster), Tohesky, Wah-has-eh (Tom Skitty), Moses Wolf.

Source: Thomas Donaldson, Eastern Band of Cherokees of North Carolina (Washington, D.C. : United States Census Printing Office, 1892), 21.


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