“CAVING BANKS” – THE CIVIL WAR BATTLE FIELD NEAR TULSA - A mile east of Highway 11, Bird Creek swings in an east-to-west horse-shoe bend through Section 20, Township 21, Range 13. Here Dec. 9, 1861, Col D. H. Cooper, with 1500 Texa s and Confederate Indian cavalrymen fought. Opothleyaho’a, a Creek leader guiding loyalist refugees to Kansas. Hill- side graves of 15 Confederates were behind Artist Frank von der Lancken’s viewpoint. Proceeds from card sales will be used to mark the battlesite. (Published by The Tulsa Historical Society of Central High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma.)
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