Battle of Backbone Mountain


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On Sept. 1, 1863, Confederates under Brig. Gen. W. L. Cabell ambushed a Union force commanded by Maj. Gen J. G. Blunt, but were driven off after a three hour battle. Later, on July 27, 1864, The Choctaw Battalion led by Capt. Jack McCurtain defeated a Federal cavalry force here. Oklahoma Historical Society 190-1995


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Located on OK-112, 1 mile north of OK-120 near Pocola, Oklahoma


35.202743, -94.491258
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