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War-data Autograph Document Signed , 2pp., written and signed by "Simeon E, Hamilton, Capt. Co. B 2nd Choctaw Cavalry CSA", from Johnson's Island prison camp, VG. In small part, "On the 25th day of August 1863 I was taken prisoner and kept in Fort Smith Arkansas until 19th September and removed to Gibson and to St. Louis by way of Fort Scott and Leavenworth Kansas. I was often asked by the federals whether the Choctaw are living in huts or houses or persuading the habit of hunting or farming. In that I am 25 years of old- but never saw any Choctaw live in huts or follow after game for a living. I am raised in habits of farming and agriculture. And many Choctaw- I will say the majority lives in good houses-fine buildings just as well as any white men." He continues with the description of Choctaw life. Continuing, "Choctaw is not savage in preaching and not living huts or making their living after hunting buffalo or deer, they live in good log houses ... They live on farms, raise corn, wheat, raise potatoes and everything that civilized people raise for their living. They plant cotton, spin and weave clothing of their own manufacture. My father raised me in farming and I am now a prisoner on this island." He signs with company and rank. Below which is a crayon drawing of a grave site with headstone naming Hamilton, and note "Died in Prison". The 2nd Choctaw Regiment [also called 1st Choctaw Cavalry War] was organized during the summer of 1862. It was formerly Battice's 1st Choctaw Cavalry Battalion. The regiment surrendered in June, 1865. The commander was Colonel Simpson N. Folsom.
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Confederate Choctaw 2nd Cavalry  Retells of His Capture by The Federals - And A Sketch of His Gravesight

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Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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