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Near Stinnett in Hutchinson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Adobe Walls Battle Ground

 
 
Adobe Walls Battle Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 13, 2005
1. Adobe Walls Battle Ground Marker
Inscription. Here on June 27, 1874 about 700 picked warriors from the Comanche, Cheyenne and Kiowa Indian tribes were defeated by 28 brave frontiersmen:

James Hanbahan • Billy Tyler • “Bat” Masterson • Dutch Henry • Mike Welch • — Keeler • — Shepherd • Mike McCabe • Hiram Watson • Henry Lease • Billy Orr • Frenchy • James McKinley • James Langton • Bermuda Carlile • George Eddy • William Dixon, • Thomas O’Keefe • Fred Leonard • William Olds • James Campbell • Sam Smith • Edward Trevor • Andrew Johnson • Frank Brown • Ike Shadler • Harry Armatage • Shorty Shadler • Mrs. William Olds
 
Erected by Panhandle Plains Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 35° 53.615′ N, 101° 9.722′ W. Marker is near Stinnett, Texas, in Hutchinson County. Marker is on Turkey Track Ranch Road (County Route 23) 15.9 miles south of Texas Route 207, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stinnett TX 79083, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  Second Battle of Adobe Walls. The Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association. (Submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
William Dixon image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 13, 2005
2. William Dixon
Named on the Adobe Walls Battle Ground Marker and buried in a small cemetery next to the Marker.
MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION: DIXON, WILLIAM
Rank: Scout. Born: 25 October 1850, Ohio County, West Virginia. War: Indian Campaigns. Organization: 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place: Wichita River, Texas. Action date: 12 September 1874. Issue date: 4 November 1874. Citation: Gallantry in action.
(In 1916, the general review of all Medals of Honor deemed 900 unwarranted. This recipient was one of them. In June 1989, the U.S. Army Board of Correction of Records restored the medal to this recipient.)
 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
A private headstone marker for William Dixon. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 13, 2005
3. A private headstone marker for William Dixon.
Next to the Adobe Walls Battle Ground marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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