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Confederate Cemetery



Confederate



Middle Boggy Battle

On this site lie Confederate soldiers who died in battle Feb. 13, 1864


"The Confederate encampment here at Middle or Muddy Boggy crossing on the Boggy Depot Road held by Lt. Col. John Jumper's Seminole Battalion, Capt. Adam Nail's Company "A" of First Choctaw and Chickasaw Cavalry, and a detachment of the Twentieth Texas Regiment was suddenly attacked by Federal Forces --- 3 companies of Fourteenth Kansas Cavalry, Maj. Charles Willetts in command, and a section of howitzers under Capt. Solomon Kaufman.

The Confederates, though poorly armed, made a firm stand in a hot fight of 30 minutes in which 47 of their men were killed and others wounded. Word of Confederate forces riding in from Boggy Depot, 12 miles southwest, caused a hurried retreat of the Federal troops toward Fort Gibson, north. The dead were buried 1 mile north of Atoka, Oklahoma on the west side of Boggy River, and 100 yards north of Hwy. 69. This cemetery was also a burial ground for travelers on the old Boggy Depot Road before the Civil War." (The foregoing information is taken from a granite marker placed in the cemetery by the Oklahoma Historical Society in 1959).

Following the Civil War, this site served as a burial place for travelers and Atoka citizens until the city cemetery was established in 1877. The site contains 22 identified graves, several unidentified ones marked only by sandstones, and no doubt, many which are unmarked.

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In Memory of J. B. Butler
Age 53 Yrs.,. 10 Mon., 15 Days

BAKER, T. T.

Baker


CROSLEY, Carrie
Born in Atoka, Ind. Tery.
Age 1 Y. 3 M. & 4 D.

C. S. A.
DAVIS, W. G
. Apr. 22d
C. D.
MA 18?

C. S. A.
EAT------, J. W

. In Memory of:
FLOYD, C, A.

GREEN, J.

HARKINS, H. C.

HARKINS, H. N.

C. S. A.
JOHNSON, F. M.

LONGWITH, Infant Son of
J. G. & A. M. Longwith

LONGWITH, Johnie E.
Son of J. G & A. M. Longwith

LONGWITH, William Franklin
Son of J. G. & Matilda Longwith
Aged 6 Yrs. 21 Days

C. S. A.
MABEN, T.

In Memory of Our Beloved Mother
NAIL, Sina--- Age 76 Yrs.

C. S. A.
NEUGENT, J. A.

RECTOR, Imogan
Dau. of H. H. & Emma Rector

ROBERSON, Polly Ann

ROGERS, William
C. S. A.
1st Cherokee Reg. Co. E

C. S. A.
RUNNELS, J. J.

EME? Williams
did wife
1815



It is believed that the following Confederate soldiers are also buried on this site:
SMITH, Christopher B.
Died April 28, 1862
Co. 'A' Dawson's 19th Ark. Infantry

THOMAS, F, M.
Died April 22, 1862
Co. 'I' - Dawson's 19th Ark. Infantry


The men buried here which have identifying sandstones with dates, were members of these two companies, therefore; we know they were encamped here on these dates. The dates coincide with those which are proven, and it is assumed Pvt. Smith and Pvt. Thomas were buried here.

From research done by members of the Atoka Co. Historical Society, we believe at the time this note was written, the home of James D. Davis stood near the old toll bridge at the north end of Ohio Avenue. If this is true, Mr. Glass was probably buried in the old Confederate cemetery. Source of this copy: John M. Glass--3261 Linwood Drive, Sand Springs, OK (918)245-5060. The note reads as follows:

"Tho R. Glass, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1865 at 2 o'clock p.m. at Middle Boggy, Choctaw Nation. Was buried at the graveyard some half mile North of Mr. Davis house. Mr. Glass was taken ill at cane hill Arks (Diarters) was unavoidable (illegible) to bad weather. Got worse untill the evening of the 15th when he Died Without a Strioggle after an ilness of about twelve days." (The note is copied exactly word for word as shown, and the spelling is the same.)


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This page created and updated by Priscilla A. Maine. Last updated MARCH 10, 2001.