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William Holland Thomas' Legion of Cherokee Indians and Highlanders [Mountaineers]

Confederate Colonel William "Will" Holland Thomas














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Colonel Thomas' Confederate Legion of Cherokee Indians and Highlanders (Mountaineers)

Confederate Colonel William “Will” Holland Thomas’ Legion of Cherokee Indians and Highlanders “Mountaineers.” Sixty-ninth “69th” North Carolina Infantry Regiment. Included the 80th (Walker’s) Battalion, Love's Infantry Regiment, Levi and Barr's Light Artillery Battery. Eastern Band of Cherokee, Lt. Astoogatogeh, John Astoogatogeh, Battle at Strawberry Plains Bridge, Telford's Station, Carter's Depot, Bean’s Station, Piedmont, Lieutenant “Lt.” Robert T. Conley, Bartlett's, Kirk’s Regiment, White Sulphur Springs, Waynesville, N.C. “NC” North Carolina. East of the Mississippi it was the Last Shot of the American Civil War. Click on link below for comprehensive "Official History" of the Legion.

Thomas' Legion was awarded the rare Confederate Medal of Honor, fired "The Last Shot" of the American Civil War east of the Mississippi, and first to recruit Cherokee Indians. They are perhaps the only 'military unit' in history to have captured an occupied city in order to negotiate their own surrender. William Thomas is cousin to President Zachary Taylor, in-law to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and is the only 'White Cherokee Chief'.

Colonel and Cherokee Chief William H. Thomas' Legion of Cherokee Indians and Highlanders.

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