(Boggy Depot park is about 4 miles south of this location), Creative Commons Middle Boggy Depot was, perhaps, the largest encounter during the expedition. Local residents believed that the people buried here were all soldiers who had died during the Battle of Middle Boggy. Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF) Three account books (1872-1874), a fire insurance policy (1889), and various statements and receipts (1879-1880) from the Hester Mercantile Store, Boggy Depot, Indian Territory, owned by George B. Hester. Never fire in the air. He sent the cavalry soldiers south under Major Willetts in pursuit of the fleeing Confederates and seeking Gov. Boggy Depot is the debut solo album by Alice in Chains guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell.The vinyl edition was released on March 31, 1998, the CD was released on April 7, 1998 through Columbia Records; the album was named after the ghost town of the same name in Oklahoma, where Cantrell's father grew up.In addition to singing, Cantrell played guitar, clavinet and steel drums on Boggy Depot. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. The 14th Kansas Cavalry immediately charged, throwing the Confederates into confusion. Approximately 5 miles east of Wapanucka, Oklahoma on Highway 7. In 1959, the Oklahoma Historical Society erected a marker at a small cemetery about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Atoka, Oklahoma. A demented 'rural opera' in which a young woman falls in love with a guy who's been hypnotized into leaving his shorts on her doorknob, Word of Confederate forces riding in from Boggy Depot, 12 miles southwest, caused a hurried retreat of the Federal troops toward Fort Gibson, north. He also ordered the destruction of Colbert Institute, a pre-war Chickasaw school that had been used to house Confederate troops. General Douglas H. Cooper, who had returned that night to his headquarters at Boggy Depot from Fort Washita, had sent a request to Texas for more reinforcements. the military road from Fort Washita to Fort Smith, and for a while become the seat of the autonomous Chickasaw Nation in 1855. Solomon Kaufman. The Confederates retreated 45 miles (72 km) southwest down the Dragoon Trail. Atoka County was the site of Oklahoma's first Masonic Lodge chartered in 1869 at Boggy Depot, first chapter of Eastern Star, and first Catholic Church in … "Battle of Middle Boggy: Phillips' Expedition of 1864 into Indian Territory. The Boggy Depot Cemetery is located 10 miles west of Atoka on Highway 7, and about five miles south. Willett's group began the skirmish with an artillery barrage at 7 A.M. the following morning. Fire slowly and never until you see something to shout at that you may hit. Boggy Depot was home to many notable individuals in Chickasaw, Choctaw and Oklahoma history, including Chickasaw Charles David Carter and Choctaw Chief Allen Wright. Do not straggle or go away from the command; it is cowards only that leave their comrades in the face of the enemy; nearly all the men we get killed are stragglers. Boggy had a post office beginning in 1849, under William R. Guy, the first postmaster. Fort Gibson, C. N., January 30, 1864. Do not be afraid. FOR SALE! Later Chickasaw Governor. It sat near the Texas Road, … The United States government removed the Choctaws and Chickasaws from Mississippi and Alabama to the new Indian Territory, including the area of Boggy Depot, in the 1830s. Now, the only remains of the original Boggy Depot are the small cemetery and a marker to indicate the Butterfield Mail and Stagecoach Line. Later Choctaw capital and overland mail stage stand to San Francisco (1858-61). The marker was replaced with a new and different marker in 2014. When the reinforcements failed to arrive, Phillips decided to proceed to the Middle Boggy, a tributary of the Red River. While at first the two tribes lived together on the Choctaw land, the Chickasaws later emigrated to the western portions of the Indian Territory and formed their own separate nation on land transferred to them by the Choctaw. [D], On February 15, Phillips ordered his troops to burn Pontotoc Court House and all the Confederate and Chickasaw buildings in the town of Cochran. Results: Union victory Boggy Depot Park received its name from Clear Boggy Creek and was originally used as a depot for the Chickasaw and Choctaw people as they arrived in Indian Territory during the removal. Photograph of Allen Wright's home in Boggy Depot, OK. Muriel H Wright - Boggy Depot - Oklahoma. This cemetery was also a burial ground for travelers on the old Boggy Depot Road before the Civil War. , Col. Phillips camped at a site called Camp Kansas on the night after the battle. 1st house build 1837 by Cyrus Harris. By now, he knew that the remainder of the 14th Cavalry would not be coming to his assistance. [B] The expedition had four objectives: (1) establish Union Control over the Indian Territory, (2) offer amnesty to the Creek, Seminole, and Chickasaw Indians provided in President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of December 1863; sever Confederate treaties with the tribes and (4) gain new recruits. 4684 South Park Lane Visit Atoka, Oklahoma, OK 74525 Boggy Depot's post office opened in 1849, and the local newspaper was the Choctaw and Chickasaw Observer. The area is now known as Boggy Depot Park and boasts a fishing lake, nature trail and campsites.  Col. Phillips reported that his soldiers had killed 48 Confederate soldiers and had taken no prisoners. The Battle of Middle Boggy sometimes called either Battle of Middle Boggy River or Battle of Middle Boggy Depot, took place on February 13, 1864 in Choctaw Indian Territory, 4 miles (6.4 km) south of what is now Allen in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. With Ainslie Pryor, George Kuchar, Kathleen Hohalek, Mark Ellinger. It is one of the oldest and most historical burial sites in Atoka County, and is within the confines of the Boggy Depot State Park. South side of road just a little bit before the turn south to Boggy Depot park and the bridge. We have always beaten them. ", Steven L. Warren, "Middle Boggy, Battle of,", CWSAC Report Update and Resurvey: Individual Battlefield Profiles, Indian Territory in the American Civil War, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Battle_of_Middle_Boggy_Depot&oldid=999048464, Battles of the American Civil War in Indian Territory, Battles of the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War, Union victories of the American Civil War, Operations to control Indian Territory (American Civil War), Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 January 2021, at 06:51. Chyrus Kingbury, noted missionary buried here. Road sees like a badly paved one lane road, it is, but it will take you straight to the back part of the park near the cemetery. Adam Nail's Company "A" of First Choctaw and Chickasaw Cavalry, and a detachment of the Twentieth Texas Regiment was suddenly attacked by Federal Forces --- 3 companies of Fourteenth Kansas Cavalry, Maj. Charles Willetts in command, and a section of howitzers under Capt. He ordered Colonel Wattles to take command of the infantry and proceed to old Fort Holmes. Nail's command retreated to Boggy Depot, abandoning the wounded on the battlefield. Do not waste your ammunition. First mail stage arrived here in september 1858, enroute to San Francisco. Historic Boggy Depot Park, located in Atoka, provides a refreshing, restful place for campers to enjoy the beauty of southeastern Oklahoma. , A cemetery, now called the Confederate Cemetery near Atoka, was established along the Butterfield Stage road before the Civil War. The Confederates, though poorly armed, made a firm stand in a hot fight of 30 minutes in which 47 of their men were killed and others wounded. Captain Stephen Wattles commanded the 1st Indian Home Guard Regiment (mostly Creeks and Seminoles) and the 3rd Regiment (mostly Cherokees) was led by Major John H. Foreman. On February 11, Phillips paused near Edwards' Post, south of the Canadian River, and awaited the arrival of reinforcements from Fort Smith. Maj. Willetts' advance group camped a short distance away on the night of February 12 and made final preparations to attack. Boggy Depot is the debut solo album by Alice in Chains guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell.The vinyl edition was released on March 31, 1998, and the CD was released on April 7, 1998 through Columbia Records. Exploring Oklahoma History (blogoklahoma.us) Copyright © 2005-2021, K. Latham. The rest of the Chickasaw Battalion remained near Cochran to escort Chickasaw Governor Winchester Colbert's family from Pontotoc to Tishomingo. 1st house built 1837 by Cyrus Harris, later Chickasaw governor. But I do not ask you to take prisoners. This trail (also called the Texas Cattle Trail), roughly parallelled the more heavily used Texas Road. History. Boggy Depot State Park is about 4 miles south of this marker. Later, Boggy Depot Park was used as a Confederate commissary depot during the Civil War. "Battle of Middle Boggy River showed Confederate weakness. Muriel H Wright - Boggy Depot - Oklahoma - Oklahoma Historical Markers on Waymarking.com. No longer a state park, Boggy Depot Park is under the care of the Chickasaws today. Boggy Depot was the location of the first Chickasaw agency in the West and served sometimes as the capital of the Choctaw Nation from 1858 to 1860. The information in the Oklahoma Historic Places Database is Oklahoma Historical Society 178-1995. The Battle of Middle Boggy sometimes called either Battle of Middle Boggy River or Battle of Middle Boggy Depot, took place on February 13, 1864 in Choctaw Indian Territory, 4 miles (6.4 km) south of what is now Allen in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. BG Cooper reported that only 11 Confederate soldiers were killed. First Brig., Army of the Frontier Watch over each other to keep each other right, and be ready to strike a terrible blow on those who murdered your wives and little ones by the Red Fork along the Verdigris or by Dave Farm Cowpens. , Colonel Phillips issued the following message to his troops before they departed from Fort Gibson to begin the expedition:, Circular Hdqrs. It is one of the oldest and most historical burial sites in Atoka County and is within the confines of Boggy Depot State Park. , The Atoka County Historical Society celebrates the Battle of Middle Boggy with a reenactment every third year. The Battle of Middle Boggy, also known as the 'Battle of Middle Boggy River or Battle of Middle Boggy Depot, took place on February 13, 1864 in Choctaw Indian Territory, 4 miles (6.4 km) south of what is now Allen in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. The Battle of Middle Boggy River took place on February 13, 1864 in Choctaw Indian Territory, 4 miles south of what is now Allen, Oklahoma. Allen Wright, who suggested the name Oklahoma, meaning "Red People," for the state, hailed from Boggy Depot. Rev. This stream is also known as Muddy Boggy River, Middle Muddy Boggy River and Middle Boggy Creek. Do not begin firing in battle until you are ordered. Road sees like a badly paved one lane road, it is, but it will take you straight to the back part of the park near the cemetery. Home of principal Chief Allen Write. Walker discovered that these men had been sent to construct earthworks at Fort McCulloch in 1862, and that they had died of an epidemic of measles.. I ask you to make your footsteps severe and terrible.  The Confederate force at the outpost, consisting of 90 poorly armed men, were caught off guard when Willetts attacked them. Many people moved to be closer to the railroad and the Boggy Depot Post Office moved to a new location in 1883. , Some of the surviving members of Capt. The force represented three companies of the 14th Kansas Cavalry, a battalion of Kansas Infantry and two regiments of the Indian Home Guard, supported by howitzers from the 3rd Regiment of the Indian Home Guards. I take you with me to clean out the Indian Nation south of the river and drive away and destroy the rebels. Choctaw, who named Oklahoma in 1866. Colbert. Phillips chose this route because guerilla warfare had decimated the area along the Texas Road, and Phillips believed that there would be better forage along the Dragoon route. the time has now come when you are to remember the authors of all your sufferings; those who started a needless and wicked war, who drove you from your homes, who robbed you of your property. Muscogees! "The Confederate encampment here at Middle (or Muddy) Boggy Crossing on the Boggy Depot Road held by Lt. Col. John Jumper's Seminole Battalion, Capt. Site of town noted for distinguished citizens in state history. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, unless otherwise noted. We will surely win. The land was low and marshy, thus giving the town its name as a “boggy” supply depot. Advancing down the Dragoon Trail toward Fort Washita, Union Colonel William A. Phillips sent out an advance of approximately 350 men from the 14th Kansas Cavalry (led by Maj. Charles Willetts) and two howitzers (led by Captain Solomon Kaufman) to attack a Confederate outpost guarding the Trail's crossing of Middle Boggy River.