This Day in Oklahoma History


13 February

Battle of Middle Boggy Depot

American Civil War -- While on an expedition in February 1864 to meet, defeat or destroy Confederate forces in Indian Territory, Union Major Charles Willette and his troops surprised a Confederate force at Middle Boggy Depot on February 13. Although poorly armed, the Rebels made a determined stand for a half hour before retiring. The Union forces killed 47 Confederates during this short fight. Fear of the arrival of fresh Confederate forces influenced the Federals to retire to Fort Gibson. During Colonel John F. Phillips's Indian Territory expedition, he and his men fought with and dispersed numerous Confederate forces. Middle Boggy Depot was, perhaps, the largest encounter during the expedition. more...

Saturday, February 13, 1864

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