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Near Stinnett in Hutchinson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Adobe Walls Battle Ground

 
 
Adobe Walls Battle Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 13, 2005
1. Adobe Walls Battle Ground Marker
Inscription.  Here on June 27, 1874 about 700 picked warriors from the Comanche, Cheyenne and Kiowa Indian tribes were defeated by 28 brave frontiersmen:

James Hanbahan • Billy Tyler • “Bat” Masterson • Dutch Henry • Mike Welch • — Keeler • — Shepherd • Mike McCabe • Hiram Watson • Henry Lease • Billy Orr • Frenchy • James McKinley • James Langton • Bermuda Carlile • George Eddy • William Dixon, • Thomas O’Keefe • Fred Leonard • William Olds • James Campbell • Sam Smith • Edward Trevor • Andrew Johnson • Frank Brown • Ike Shadler • Harry Armatage • Shorty Shadler • Mrs. William Olds
 
Erected by Panhandle Plains Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1907.
 
Location. 35° 53.615′ N, 101° 9.722′ W. Marker is near Stinnett, Texas, in Hutchinson County. Marker is on Turkey Track Ranch Road (County Route 23) 15.9 miles south of
William Dixon image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 13, 2005
2. William Dixon
Named on the Adobe Walls Battle Ground Marker and buried in a small cemetery next to the Marker.
MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION: DIXON, WILLIAM
Rank: Scout. Born: 25 October 1850, Ohio County, West Virginia. War: Indian Campaigns. Organization: 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place: Wichita River, Texas. Action date: 12 September 1874. Issue date: 4 November 1874. Citation: Gallantry in action.
(In 1916, the general review of all Medals of Honor deemed 900 unwarranted. This recipient was one of them. In June 1989, the U.S. Army Board of Correction of Records restored the medal to this recipient.)
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Texas Highway 207, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stinnett TX 79083, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Drift Fence (approx. 9.7 miles away); Holt School (approx. 9.7 miles away); Holt Cemetery (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Second Battle of Adobe Walls. The Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association. (Submitted on January 20, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
A private headstone marker for William Dixon. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 13, 2005
3. A private headstone marker for William Dixon.
Next to the Adobe Walls Battle Ground marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on March 23, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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