Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Lyman's Wagon Train Battle
(2.5 miles south, 1.7 miles east)
During the U.S. Army campaigns in 1874 against marauding Indians, Captain Wyllys Lyman led a wagon train to Camp Supply, Oklahoma, for rations for General Nelson A. Miles' troops on duty in Texas. On the way, Indians attacked, and the longest Indian battle in Panhandle history ensued.
Fighting from a wagon corral September 9 to 14, Lyman and 95 soldiers held off about 400 Comanche and Kiowa Indians. A scout escaped and reached Camp Supply for help.
Company K, 6th Cavalry, traveled 80 miles without rest in a raging rainstorm to aid the wagon train. On its arrival, the Indians fled.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2789.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 35° 45.559′ N, 100° 23.167′ W. Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is on TX 33, 10 miles east of U.S. 83, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this Gen. Nelson Miles Expedition (approx. 2˝ miles away); Route of Marcy Trail (approx. 3.3 miles away); Historic Trails (approx. 4.3 miles away); Washita Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fletcher and Donley Stage Station (approx. 7.9 miles away); Buffalo Wallow Battle Ground (approx. 8˝ miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 8.9 miles away); Gageby Cemetery (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 157 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.