Comanche in Comanche County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Indian Raid in Comanche
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.
Erected 1969 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2635.)
Location. 31° 53.853′ N, 98° 36.285′ W. Marker is in Comanche, Texas, in Comanche County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue (U.S. 67/277) and Houston Street, on the right when traveling west on Central Avenue. Click for map. Marker is next to the Fleming Oak in Bicentennial Park, at the southwest corner of the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Central Avenue, Comanche TX 76442, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fleming Oak (here, next to this marker); General Ashbel Smith, C.S.A. Robert Thomas Hill (here, next to this marker); Bicentennial Park (here, next to this marker); Old Cora Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Water on South Side of Square (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Comanche.
Also see . . .
1. History of Comanche, Texas. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. History of Comanche County, Texas. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.