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Battle of Middle Boggy Depot

Battle of Middle Boggy
Part of the American Civil War
Date February 13, 1864 (1864-02-13)
Location Pontotoc County,
near Allen, Oklahoma
Result Union victory
Belligerents
United States United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders
Maj. Charles Willetts
Cpt. Solomon Kaufman
Lt. Col. John Jumper
Strength
350 men
2 howitzers
90 men
Casualties and losses
0 49 killed

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. 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. The Confederate forces, consisting of 90 poorly armed men, were caught off guard when Willetts shelled them and subsequently attacked. While outnumbered and outgunned, the Confederates held off the Union cavalry attack for approximately 30 minutes before retreating toward Lt. Col. John Jumper and additional troops who were not at the main skirmish. The Union advance continued south toward Ft. Washita the next day, but when the expected reinforcements did not arrive Philips' Expedition into Indian Territory stalled on February 15 near old Stonewall.

References

  • National Park Service battle description
  • CWSAC Report Update and Resurvey: Individual Battlefield Profiles

External links

  • Battle of Middle Boggy


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