Atoka in Atoka County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Middle Boggy Battle
On this site lie Confederate Soldiers who died in battle, February 13, 1863
Erected 1959 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list.
Location. 34° 23.938′ N, 96° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Confederate Memorial Museum, 258 US 69, Atoka, OK, Atoka OK 74525, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Butterfield Trail in Indian Territory (a few steps from this marker); Cornerstone from [Atoka] County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway (approx. 1.1 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Captain Atoka (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stringtown Shootout (approx. 5.4 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker contains mostly excellent information except it is in the wrong place. The actual battle site is approximately 60 miles Northwest, approximately four miles south of the town of Allen, Oklahoma. Early historians believed the cemetery with the Confederate soldiers were the dead from the battle, but later research determined they were casualties of a measles outbreak within the 19th Arkansas Infantry who were stationed at this crossing of the Texas Road. It is not known where the battle dead were buried and there is no marker at the actual battle site.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2013, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 932 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on December 7, 2013, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. Photo 1. submitted on April 4, 2013, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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