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Near Glen Rose in Somervell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Squaw Creek Indian Fight, 1864

 
 
Squaw Creek Indian Fight, <small>1864</small> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, August 10, 2019
1. Squaw Creek Indian Fight, 1864 Marker
Inscription.  Civil War frontier victory, near this site. About 25 raiding Indians jumped a fox hunter, Rigman Bryant, killed him, shot his dog, stole his horse. That afternoon the Indians and stolen horses were seen by a minister, Silas Scarborough, W.C. Walters and a negro bringing home a turn of meal from the gristmill. Scarborough and Walters headed into a cedar brake. The Indians urged the negro to join them, shot him full of arrows when he refused. In a few hours the cavalry attacked the Indians, recovered the horses, killed one Indian, chased the others away. One settler was shot. In a week the wounded negro died.

Many of the 1848-1861 settlers on the Paluxy and Squaw Creek were away in the Confederate Army. Very young boys and elderly men joined defense forces. Some drew military duty for 10 days, were off 10 days to look after mills, cattle, horses and farms.

For safety, women dressed as men while their sons, husbands and fathers were away. At times 50 to 100 tents were used in hasty "forting up" of families.

During the war, Alex McCammant established county's first tannery, using cedar leaves in processing hides.
Squaw Creek Indian Fight, <small>1864</small> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, August 10, 2019
2. Squaw Creek Indian Fight, 1864 Marker
For cloth making, county's first cotton was grown.
 
Erected 1965 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5025.)
 
Location. 32° 16.888′ N, 97° 44.054′ W. Marker is near Glen Rose, Texas, in Somervell County. Marker is on State Highway 144 0.4 miles north of Farm to Market Road 200, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in a roadside park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Rose TX 76043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campbell Building (approx. 3.4 miles away); Somervell County Courthouse (approx. 3.4 miles away); Dinosaur Tracks (approx. 3 miles away); Somervell County Veterans (approx. 3 miles away); Somervell County (approx. 3 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 3 miles away); Comanche Peak (approx. 7.8 miles away); Grave of Elizabeth Crockett (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Rose.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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