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Beggs is a city in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,321 at the 2010 census. Beggs was named for C.H. Beggs, vice president of the St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) Railway.

Beggs in Southern VictoryEdit

Beggs, Sequoyah[1], was a town surrounded by substantial oil wells. Early in the Great War, Beggs was the site of a disastrous offensive which cost the Confederate States (including the Creek Nation) a substantial loss of lives in 1915.

With a successful joint Confederate-Creek effort to hold off the US advance on Okmulgee, Creek leaders decided to take back all of their pre-war territory, and ordered the Creek Nation Army to retake US positions around Beggs. Despite misgivings voiced by the Confederate troops, the substantial political clout the Creek had in Richmond won out. The resulting offensive proved to be a disaster for the Creeks and the Confederates alike. Among those killed at this battle were Hiram Lincoln, Moty Tiger, and Stephen Ramsay.

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