Vicinity of Indian Fight

Vicinity of Indian Fight (HM1F3W)

Location: Buffalo Gap, TX 79508 Taylor County
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N 32° 16.831', W 99° 49.595'

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On Aug. 29, 1863, Indian raiders (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 mi. se) to bring an ambulance for the wounded.
HM NumberHM1F3W
Marker Number5647
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 1:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 422162 N 3571829
Decimal Degrees32.28051667, -99.82658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 16.831', W 99° 49.595'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 16' 49.86" N, 99° 49' 35.70" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 502 Vine St, Buffalo Gap TX 79508, US
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