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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 19: events in the Mississippi Valley.--the Indians. (search)
. rebel emissaries among the Indians, 475. John Ross Indian loyalists overpowered, 476. Ross anRoss and the secessionists, 477. While thousands of the loyal people of New England and of the other Freravages among the brotherhood of States. But Ross and his loyal adherents among the Cherokees and and Chickasaws, with wild tribes westward John Ross. of them, were rallying to the standard of ed their allegiance to the Confederate States. Ross still held out, but, finally yielding to the fo. he sent a note The following is a copy of Ross's note:-- Executive Department, Park Hill,r, very respectfully, your obedient servant, John Ross, Principal Chief Cherokee Nation. to an offised the cause of the conspirators. The wife of Ross, a young and well-educated woman, still held ou names. The secessionists would not trust Chief Ross, Indeed, his loyalty to his country was so ointeresting interview with him early in 1865. Mr. Ross had in his possession one of the guerrilla ba