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Skirmish between Union cavalry and Confederate Cherokee Indians yields disputed claims of victory

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04/26/1862
Both the commander of around 140 Missouri Union cavalrymen under Major J. M. Hubbard and the Chief Stand Watie, leading the Second Cherokee Mounted Rifles, claimed victory in a skirmish near Neosho in southwestern Missouri.  The Cherokee unit advanced and attacked the Union camp, later claiming to have killed or wounded thirty men, before withdrawing and losing only two killed.  Hubbard, on the other hand claimed to have killed thirty Confederates and captured 62.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
U.S. States, et al., The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series 1, (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1894), XIII: 62-63.

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