Fort Wayne was located along the Military Road that ran from Ft Scott KS to FT Gibson on the Arkansas River. This FT was abandoned prior to the Civil War, but was used by Stand Waite while he was recruiting his Cherokee Mounted Rifles for the rebels. There were several small actions in the area, mostly raids by both sides against farms for supplies and booty. Bushwackers pulled old man Mays out of his house just north of Maysville and killed him in his own front yard. We used metal dectors at the old fort site back in the early 60's and recovered lots of horse shoes and harness buckles. The fort was located near the crossing of Spavinaw Creek about two miles or so west of the state line. The Union Army had a camp about five miles east of the fort. Both armies used the area for forage. After the war the outlaws ran through the area. The James gang robbed a train and were chased back into the nations north of here. One outlaw was killed at a still located on beaty creek at the north edge of Maysville. There were lots of fights between the two factions of the Cherokees that took place between Cherokee City and Southwest City.