Route of Nolan Expedition

Route of Nolan Expedition (HM1EET)

Location: Brownfield, TX 79316 Terry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 17.77', W 102° 13.556'

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Army and civilian effort in 1877 to halt raiding of Chief "Old Black Horse's" Comanches.

In group were 60 Negro troops of Co. A, 10th U.S. Cavalry, and 22 buffalo hunters known as "The Forlorn Hope". Troops departed Fort Concho in early July, led by Capt. Nicholas Nolan.

Eluded by Indians and finding water holes dry, on July 27 men were thirst-crazed. By drinking horse blood and urine, soldiers lived 86 parched hours; finally reached old supply base. Hunters left group; found water alone.

All but 4 soldiers survived this heroic test of endurance.
Marker Number4370
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 758312 N 3687555
Decimal Degrees33.29616667, -102.22593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 17.77', W 102° 13.556'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 17' 46.20" N, 102° 13' 33.36" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 602-998 Lubbock Rd, Brownfield TX 79316, US
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