Details for Vicinity of Indian Fight (Atlas Number 5441005647)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5441005647

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Marker Number 5647
Atlas Number 5441005647
Marker Title Vicinity of Indian Fight
Index Entry Indian Fight, Vicinity of
Address Old Settlers Reunion Grounds, Vine and West St.
City Buffalo Gap
County Taylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 421989
UTM Northing 3572112
Subject Codes Native Americans
Marker Year 1968
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location Old Settlers Reunion grounds, corner of Vine & West Streets, Buffalo Gap
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 20"
Marker Text On August 29, 1863, Indian riders (probably Comanches) coming north from Mason County, with stolen horses, were caught a mile east of Buffalo Gap by Lt. T. C. Wright and eleven state troopers. The outnumbered soldiers were forced to attack up a steep hill and the Indians, determined to keep the herd, fought stubbornly. Wright and his men - two with severe arrow wounds - finally gave up the unequal fight and the Indians escaped with the horses. A lone rider was sent under cover of night to Camp Colorado (45 miles southeast) to bring an ambulance for the wounded. (1968)