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Buffalo Gap in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Vicinity of Indian Fight

 
 
Vicinity of Indian Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 9, 2014
1. Vicinity of Indian Fight Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5647.)
 
Location. 32° 16.831′ N, 99° 49.595′ W. Marker is in Buffalo Gap, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of West Street and Vine Street, on the left when traveling south on West Street. Click for map. Marker is located at the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo Gap TX 79508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Buffalo Gap (here, next to this marker); Buffalo Gap College (here, next to this marker); The Ernie Wilson Museum
Vicinity of Indian Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 9, 2014
2. Vicinity of Indian Fight Marker
With two other State historical markers
at the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Taylor County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buffalo Gap Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Taylor County (approx. 4 miles away); The Civilian Conservation Corps at Abilene State Park (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cedar Gap Community (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo Gap.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Trio of State Markers about Buffalo Gap image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 9, 2014
3. Trio of State Markers about Buffalo Gap
At southeast corner of West Street and Vine Street
Rear View of Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 9, 2014
4. Rear View of Markers
View to north along West Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016.
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