The Indian Nation Civil War Soldiers Index

To my knowledge no comprehensive index has been compiled of the various Indian units. The National Archives index mixes these units with the various states.

The Civil War in the Indian Territory

Our Index contains 5,700 names. (PDF Format)

Oklahoma Confederate Pension Records Index (PDF Format)

Civil War Veterans Buried in Oklahoma

National Archives and Records Administration Publication M258 is "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations Raised Directly by the Confederate Government". There are 123 rolls in this series, and they are indexed on microfilm M818.

This microfilm publication reproduces the compiled service records of Confederate soldiers who served in military organizations raised directly or otherwise formed by the Confederate government and therefore not identified with any one state. Two or three of these organizations seem to have been originally considered units of the Confederate Regular Army. Several others were raised among residents of Indian Territory; one was made up of foreigners recruited among Union prisoners of war.

Preceding the jacket-envelopes for the individual soldiers in each organizational unit, there are usually empty envelopes on which the officers of the unit are listed. Jacket-envelopes contain cards showing the exact captions of muster-in and muster-out rolls that were copied and the certifications of the mustering officers verifying the accuracy of the rolls. Record-of-events cards indicate the activities in which any part of the unit had been engaged. Because of the irregular way in which most of these units were organized, there are relatively few caption cards. Record-of-events cards are more numerous, but they sometimes do not contain any account of happenings because no such notation was made in the original records. The compiled service records reproduced in this microfilmed publication are indexed on M818.

Individual files of these Microfilm rolls in PDF format on CD may be ordered. The files are quite large. Generally a single CD will hold 6 film rolls. The price is $15 per CD. Use the form below to order, specifying which roll numbers you want to order. The complete set listed below (14 rolls on 3 CDs) is $35.00

Roll Description

  • M258 - 77 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles (1st Arkansas Cherokee Mounted Rifles) A--L
  • M258 - 78 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles (1st Arkansas Cherokee Mounted Rifles) M--Y
  • M258 - 79 1st Cherokee Mounted Volunteers (Watie's Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers; 2d Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Rifles, Arkansas; 1st Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Rifles or Riflemen) A--K
  • M258 - 79 1st Cherokee Mounted Volunteers (Watie's Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers; 2d Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Rifles, Arkansas; 1st Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Rifles or Riflemen) L--Y
  • M258 - 79 1st Cherokee Mounted Volunteers (Watie's Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers; 2d Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Rifles, Arkansas; 1st Regiment, Cherokee Mounted Rifles or Riflemen)
  • M258 - 79 1st Squadron, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers (Holt's Squadron, Cherokee Mounted Volunteers)
  • M258 - 81 1st Chickasaw Infantry (Hunter's Regiment, Indian Volunteers)
  • M258 - 82 1st Choctaw Mounted Rifles
  • M258 - 83 1st Choctaw and Chickasaw Mounted Rifles A--G
  • M258 - 84 1st Choctaw and Chickasaw Mounted Rifles H--N
  • M258 - 85 1st Choctaw and Chickasaw Mounted Rifles O--Y
  • M258 - 86 1st Creek Mounted Volunteers (1st Regiment, Creek Mounted Rifles or Riflemen; Creek Regiment, Mounted Indian Volunteers; 2d Regiment, Arkansas Creeks) A--H
  • M258 - 87 1st Creek Mounted Volunteers (1st Regiment, Creek Mounted Rifles or Riflemen; Creek Regiment, Mounted Indian Volunteers; 2d Regiment, Arkansas Creeks) I--S
  • M258 - 88 1st Creek Mounted Volunteers (1st Regiment, Creek Mounted Rifles or Riflemen; Creek Regiment, Mounted Indian Volunteers; 2d Regiment, Arkansas Creeks) T--Z
  • M258 - 88 1st Osage Battalion, C.S.A.
  • M258 - 88 1st Seminole Mounted Volunteers A--C
  • M258 - 89 1st Seminole Mounted Volunteers D--Y
  • M258 - 90 2d Cherokee Mounted Volunteers (2d Regiment Cherokee Mounted Rifles or Riflemen)
  • M258 - 91 2d Creek Mounted Volunteers Cherokee Regiment (Special Service)
  • M258 - 91 Deneale's Regiment, Choctaw Warriors (Deneale's Confederate Volunteers)
  • M258 - 91 Shecoe's Chickasaw Battalion, Mounted Volunteers
  • M258 - 91 Washington's Squadron of Indians, C.S.A. (Reserve Squadron of Cavalry)
  • M258 - 91 Capt. Wilkins' Co., Choctaw Infantry
  • M258 - 91 Miscellaneous Indian Records
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