Memories Of Jesse Chipman
This week we have the Indian Pioneer Paper of Jesse Chipman. This oral history was recorded by W.P.A. fieldworker Maurice Anderson on August 17, 1937 at Mr. Chipman’s residence in Pauls Valley, OK.
I was born in North Carolina in 1845. Father was J.M. Chipman, born inNorth Carolina. Mother was Mary Armfield also born in North Carolina.
In 1863 I joined the Confederate Army and was assigned to Captain Jim Shannon’s company. We were stationed along Red River to keep the Indians from coming over into Texas and killing and stealing cattle. I was with Captain Shannon’s company for about a year.
We would cross Red River and make a circle through the Indian Territory on the border of the Comanche Country on the lookout for Indians. But during my stay with Captain Shannon we never did get into any trouble with the Indians although we chased a crowd of them for three days once, but never did overtake them.
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