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Near Merkel in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Near Site of Indian Battle

 
 
Near Site of Indian Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 27, 2014
1. Near Site of Indian Battle Marker
Inscription. On Feb. 15, 1870, Cpl. Hilliard Morrow and five men of Co. E, 24th U.S. Infantry, set out from Fort Griffin to relieve guards at Mountain Pass mail station near here. Soon after arriving, however, they were besieged by a raiding party of 75 Comanches.

Although outnumbered by more than ten to one, the courageous group repelled the attack. The Indians, however, drove off five mules and one horse belonging to the El Paso and San Antonio Mail Company, which ran a branch line to the station. Three of the Indians were killed, but the soldiers suffered no losses.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3565.)
 
Location. 32° 19.265′ N, 100° 3.245′ W. Marker is near Merkel, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is on County Road 351 0.2 miles south of County Road 350, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merkel TX 79536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Pass Station (here, next to this marker); Mulberry Canyon (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cornelia Clark Fort (approx. 5.9 miles away); In Vicinity of Coronado's Camp
Mountain Pass Station and Near Site of Indian Battle Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 27, 2014
2. Mountain Pass Station and Near Site of Indian Battle Markers
(approx. 6.2 miles away); Castle Peak (approx. 7.1 miles away); Vicinity of Indian Fight (approx. 7.1 miles away); Drummond Cemetery (approx. 10.7 miles away); Camp Barkeley (approx. 11.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Merkel.
 
Also see . . .  San Antonio - El Paso Mail. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on October 7, 2014.) 
 
Categories. CommunicationsNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
View to South Towards Mountain Pass image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 27, 2014
3. View to South Towards Mountain Pass
Markers on left side of road
View to North Along County Road 351 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 27, 2014
4. View to North Along County Road 351
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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