This Day in Oklahoma History

09 December

Battle of Chusto-Talasah

American Civil War -- Chief Opothleyahola and his Union forces were at Chusto-Talasah, or Caving Banks, on the Horseshoe Bend of Bird Creek when Colonel Douglas H. Cooper's 1,300 Confederates attacked. For almost four hours, Cooper attacked and attempted to outflank the Federals, finally driving them east across Bird Creek just before dark. Cooper camped there overnight but did not pursue the Federals because he was short of ammunition. The Confederates claimed victory. more...

Monday, December 09, 1861

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