Indian Raid in Comanche

Indian Raid in Comanche (HM1DEA)

Location: Comanche, TX 76442 Comanche County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 53.853', W 98° 36.285'

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One of boldest depredations in Texas history, made in May 1861, during the "Bright Moon." A braying mule wakened town after nearly all horses were stolen. Citizens spent rest of night molding bullets. Pursuit began at dawn, under command of Capt. James Cunningham, assisted by 17 boys and men, using hounds.

Posse finally caught Indians on Brown's Creek (about 36 mi. SW), killing 19 in close fighting. White men's only casualty was a slight wound given to Capt. Cunningham. Relentless pursuit of Indian raiders was key to a town's survival on the frontier.
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HM NumberHM1DEA
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Marker Number2635
Year Placed1969
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 3:26pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 537375 N 3529148
Decimal Degrees31.89755000, -98.60475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.853', W 98° 36.285'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 51.18" N, 98° 36' 17.10" W
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Area Code(s)254, 325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 W Central Ave, Comanche TX 76442, US
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