Indian cavalry

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Indian cavalry is the name collectively given to the Midwest and Eastern American Indians who fought during the American Civil War, most of them on horseback and for the Confederate States of America.

Indian units in the CS Armed forces[edit]

Cherokee Nation[edit]

The Cherokee Braves Flag, as flown by Stand Watie.

Chickasaw Nation[edit]

  • 1st Regiment of Chickasaw Infantry
  • 1st Regiment of Chickasaw Cavalry - Col. William L. Hunter
  • 1st Battalion, Chickasaw Cavalry (Shecoe's Btln., Chickasaw Mounted Volunteers) - Lt. Col. Joseph D. Harris, Lt. Col. Lemuel M. Reynolds, Lt. Col. Martin Shecoe

Choctaw Nation[edit]

  • 1st Regiment Choctaw & Chickasaw Mounted Rifles - Col. (later Brigadier) Douglas H. Cooper
  • 1st Regiment of Choctaw Mounted Rifles
  • 2nd Regiment of Choctaw Cavalry
  • 3rd Regiment of Choctaw Cavalry
  • Deneale's Regiment of Choctaw Warriors
  • Folsom's Battalion of Choctaw Mounted Rifles
  • Wilkins' Company of Choctaw Infantry - Cpt. John Wilkins

Creek Nation[edit]

  • 1st Creek Mounted Rifles - Col. Daniel N. McIntosh
  • 2nd Creek Mounted Rifles - Lt. Col. Chilly McIntosh

Seminole Nation[edit]

  • 1st Battalion Seminole Mounted Volunteers
  • 2nd Regiment Seminole Mounted Volunteers


  • Osage Cavalry Battalion - Maj. Broken Arm

Indian units in the US Armed forces[edit]

Indian Home Guard[edit]

  • 1st Regiment, Indian Home Guard
  • 2nd Regiment, Indian Home Guard - Col. John Ritchie
  • 3rd Regiment, Indian Home Guard - Col. William A. Phillips
  • 4th Regiment, Indian Home Guard

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