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

Thomas North Carolina legion Cherokees / Indians Highlanders / Mountaineers Levis Light Artillery














William Holland Thomas' Legion of Cherokee Indians and Highlanders [Mountaineers] | Cherokees | Confederate Colonel William "Will" Holland Thomas





Thomas North Carolina legion Cherokees / Indians Highlanders / Mountaineers:  Levi’s Light Artillery Battery, Walker’s 80 or 80th Infantry Regiment / Battalion, Love’s Regiment / Battalion: comprised the 69 or 69th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, with artillery and cavalry. Official name is Thomas' Legion, all other names are unoffical, source: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies or War of the Rebellion.

 

In the American Civil War William Holland Thomas (William H. Thomas, Will Thomas, or W. H. Thomas: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies) served as Confederate Colonel of Thomas' Legion of Cherokee Indians and Highlanders (Mountaineers) with James R. Love, William C. Walker, and William Williams Stringfield. The Legion consisted of Love's Regiment, Walker's Battalion, and Levi's Artillery Battery. Walker's Battalion is also called 80 or 80th Infantry Regiment or Battalion. It is commonly referred to as the 69 or 69th North Carolina Regiment, however, this is unofficial. (Charles Frazier, author of "Cold Mountain," is currently writing about the life of the Cherokee Chief and Colonel, William Thomas. It is scheduled to be released in 2005. Rumors of a production are already circulating.) The Legion fought in the Cumberland Gap, Smoky Mountains, Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia areas. They are known for the last battle of the Civil War in North Carolina, also called: The Last Shot, and the Last Battle of Waynesville, North Carolina. The Battle of Waynesville, N.C., also reflected the sheer determination of the Western North Carolinians.

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