“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Le Flore County Oklahoma Historical Markers

Battle of Backbone Mountain Marker image, Touch for more information
By Michael Manning, October 6, 2014
Battle of Backbone Mountain Marker
Oklahoma (Le Flore County), Pocola — 190 — Battle of Backbone Mountain
On Sept. 1, 1863 Confederates under Brig. Gen. W.L. Cabell ambushed a Union force commanded by Maj. Gen. J.G. Blunt, but were driven off after a three hour battle. Later on July 24, 1864, the Choctaw Battalion led by Capt. Jack McCurtain defeated . . . — Map (db m77951) HM
Oklahoma (Le Flore County), Spiro — 191 — Choctaw Agency
Building completed, and Maj. F.C. Armstrong was first agent in 1832. Village became known as Skullyville. Choctaw Nation adopted new constitution in convention here, 1857. Stage station for Overland Mail to San Francisco 1858-61. Leading Choctaws . . . — Map (db m77871) HM
Oklahoma (Le Flore County), Spiro — 192 — Fort Coffee
Established June 16, 1834, by 7th Inf., and named in honor of Gen. John Coffee of Tennessee. Abandoned by U.S. Army in November 1838. In 1842 site selected by Choctaw Council and established as Ft. Coffee Academy for Boys. During Civil War . . . — Map (db m77873) HM
Oklahoma (Le Flore County), Spiro — Skullyville
Skullyville was founded in 1832 while removal of Choctaws to what is now Oklahoma was in process. First Choctaw Agency in the West was established here with Major F.W. Armstrong as agent. The name Skullyville was derived from Choctaw word . . . — Map (db m64486) HM
Oklahoma (Le Flore County), Spiro — SkullyvilleChoctaw National Cemetery
(front) The founding of Skullyville dates back to 1832 when the removal of the Choctaws was in full progress. The old cemetery has all the interest usually attached to these places. Early on our people used rocks and stones to mark their . . . — Map (db m77924) HM

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