There are several gravestones at a small cemetery near here that say the person was “Killed by Bushwackers” in the 1860s.
There is a spot less than a mile from me where several men were murdered by “PIN” Indians from Oklahoma. Many years ago a local Hardware owner (now deceased) said his grandfather had to hide out in the brush north of town because of the constant prowling of bushwackers in this area.
In the Civil War, pro Union Indians were given to killing any white MAN they found in this area.
Info on PIN Indians..
The Cherokee fought their own civil war in the middle of ours.
Not that this was much of anything new to them.