Old Fort Wayne
Civil War Oklahoma
American Civil War
October 22, 1862
Brigadier General James G. Blunt and his troops attacked Colonel Douglas H. Cooper and his Confederate command on Beatties Prairie near Old Fort Wayne at 7:00 am on October 22, 1862.
The Confederates put up stiff resistance for a half hour, but overwhelming numbers forced them to retire from the field in haste, leaving artillery and equipage behind.
This was a setback in the 1862 Confederate offensive that extended from the tidewater in the east to the plains of the Indian Territory of the west.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Delaware County
Campaign: Operations North of Boston Mountains (1862)
Date(s): October 22, 1862
Principal Commanders: Brigadier General James G. Blunt [US]; Colonel Douglas H. Cooper [CS]
Forces Engaged: 1st Division, Army of the Frontier [US]; 1st Brigade [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 164 total (US 14; CS 150)
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