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Canyon in Randall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Col. John I. Gregg 1872 Battle Site

 
 
Col. John I. Gregg 1872 Battle Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
1. Col. John I. Gregg 1872 Battle Site Marker
Inscription. The decade after 1865 was a time of transition for the U.S. Many citizens moved west, coming into conflict with Native American tribes living on the Great Plains. Settlers demanded the U.S. Army provide their protection. The Army responded by conducting campaigns against the Southern Plains Indians. In 1872, one such campaign included troops of the Eighth Cavalry commanded by Colonel John I. Gregg, who departed from New Mexico into West Texas to locate Native American raiders. On August 16, his troops skirmished here with Kiowas, killing or injuring twelve while suffering one wounded. This and the Red River War (1874-75) led to the subjugation of Plains Indians and their confinement to reservations.
 
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13664.)
 
Location. 35° 0.394′ N, 101° 55.113′ W. Marker is in Canyon, Texas, in Randall County. Marker is on U.S. 60 Frontage Road half a mile north of Hunsley Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the east frontage road. Marker is in this post office area: Canyon TX 79015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. T Anchor Ranch (here, next to this marker); Randall County
Col. John I. Gregg 1872 Battle Site Marker <i>on left</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
2. Col. John I. Gregg 1872 Battle Site Marker on left
T Anchor Ranch Marker is on the right.
(approx. mile away); Buffalo Courts (approx. 1.6 miles away); Tex Randall (approx. 1.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Georgia O'Keeffe in Canyon (approx. 1.8 miles away); T-Anchor Ranch (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Charles Goodnight Memorial Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Canyon.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Col. John I. Gregg 1872 Battle Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
3. Col. John I. Gregg 1872 Battle Site Marker
Northbound on US-60 east frontage road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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