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In Missouri, U.S. Army officials seize $33,000 of Cherokee Nation funds held in St. Louis banks

St. Louis, Missouri, 1855, engraving, detail
10/02/1861
The U.S. Army Provost-Marshal in St. Louis, Missouri seized the holdings of the Cherokee Nation, amounting to $33,000, in the St. Louis Savings and Loan since he considered that the nation had sided with the Confederacy and no longer was entitled to its government annuity.  Cherokee troops had fought at Wilson's Creek and declarations in August, 1861 and on October 28, 1861 made an alliance with the Confederacy official.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), III: 40. 

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