Marker reads: The Battle of 'Caving Banks' was fought Dec. 9, 1861 between 1500 Texas and Indian Cavalry-men under confederate Col. D. H. Cooper and 2500 loyal Creeks and Cherokees enroute to Kansas with Chief Opothle Yahola. The struggle centered around a log house near the tip of the horse-shoe bend in Bird Creek west of this point. Fifteen confederate dead are buried in this battlefield many others lie in unknown graves. - - Marked by the Tulsa Historical Society of Central High School and the Tulsa Indian Women's Club. April 15, 1945. Fannie B. Misch can be seen 7th from left in dark hat.
This photograph was identified by Ellen Misch Morelock.
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Preservation and archiving of this significant Tulsa treasure of photographs and artifacts was made possible through the Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Historical Society, and the generosity of Tulsa World/Lorton Family, Chester Cadieux, the Rotary Club of Tulsa, and many other community-minded corporations, institutions, and individuals.