General Stand Watie Grave Site

General Stand Watie Grave Site
Polson Cemetery
Grove
,
OK
74344
Phone: 918-854-3467

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 the war. Stand Watie surrendered his command at Doaksville near Fort Towson on June 23, 1865. He died September 9, 1871, a man of courage, leadership and loyalty.

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