General Stand Watie Grave Site

General Stand Watie Grave SitePolson Cemetery
Grove, OK 74344

Phone: 918-854-3467
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General Stand Watie was the last Confederate General to surrender during the Civil War. He was the only full-blooded Native American to receive the rank of Brigadier General during the Civil War. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Stand Watie espoused the southern cause and soon received commission as Colonel in the Confederate Army. He was a Joint Commander with General R.M. Gano at the Battle of Cabin Creek fought September 18, 1864. In this battle, Confederates routed Federals and captured about 300 wagons loaded with supplies, thus enabling the destitute Indian Confederates to continue in ...

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  • General Information: Free admission

From Grove take Hwy 59 and turn left at Stand Watie Memorial Highway, approx 3 miles S of Grove, OK.




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From Jay Mastrud on 08/07/2011

Again, just like with Jesse Chisholms grave in Geary, there's terrible signs, read none, directing you to the Polson Cemetery from OK hwy. 59. BTW, the directions are wrong here on the website but the map's correct. Why can't ODOT put up a few signs for historic graves?


 
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