Battle of the J.R. Williams

category : Battlesites
Tamaha is the site of the only civil war naval battle fought in Oklahoma.

- Confederate Indian forces, led by Cherokee Brig. Gen. Stand Waitie, were forced aground and captured the union steamboat, J.R. Williams, with cargo valued at $120,000, on June 15th, 1864.

Southern troops included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles.

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