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Cherokee in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Thomas's Legion

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
1. Thomas's Legion Marker
Inscription.  William H. Thomas led Confederate "Legion of Indians & Mountaineers." Cherokee companies raised nearby in 1862.
 
Erected 2004 by North Carolina Office Of Archives and History. (Marker Number Q-56.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 28.545′ N, 83° 19.696′ W. Marker is in Cherokee, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is at the intersection of Tsalagi Road (State Highway 19) and U.S. 441 on Tsalagi Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee NC 28719, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nimrod Jarrett Smith (approx. ¾ mile away); Cherokee Veterans Park (approx. ¾ mile away); Long Hair Clan (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oconaluftee Indian Village (approx. 0.8 miles away); Blue Clan (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sequoyah (approx. 0.9 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 0.9 miles away); Museum of the Cherokee Indian (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cherokee.
 
Also see . . .
Thomas's Legion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
2. Thomas's Legion Marker

1. The Thomas Legion of North Carolina. The legion included eight companies of white volunteers and two companies of Cherokee volunteers. Three companies of cavalry were mostly white. (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Thomas' Legion: The 69th North Carolina Regiment. Thomas' Legion of Indians and Highlanders was commonly referred to as the 69th North Carolina Regiment, was officially organized on September 27, 1862. (Submitted on October 17, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,320 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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