Near Floydada in Floyd County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Battle of Blanco Canyon
On Aug. 12, 1871, an Indian agent, Lawrie Tatum, requested that Gen. Benjamin Grierson and Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie lead an expedition against Kotsoteka and Quahadi Comanche bands whom denied relocation to a reservation. On Oct. 3, the command left Camp Cooper (Throckmorton County) with Tonkawa scouts to find chief Quanah Parker and the accompanying Indians. During the Battle of Blanco Canyon, a preemptive attack against the cavalry by Parker’s forces on Oct. 10 in which the Indians drove off many cavalry horses, Col. Mackenzie’s men suffered one fatality. In response, Col. Mackenzie and Lt. Robert G. Carter pursued the Comanches. During the expedition, Lt. Carter’s leg was crushed when his horse slipped
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17646.)
Location. 33° 53.525′ N, 101° 21.601′ W. Marker is near Floydada, Texas, in Floyd County. Marker is on U.S. 62, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in roadside park, 7 miles south of Floydada. Marker is in this post office area: Floydada TX 79235, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coronado in Blanco Canyon (here, next to this marker); Roots of the Catholic Faith in West Texas (here, next to this marker); Floyd County (a few steps from this marker); Floydada, Texas (approx. 6.1 miles away); Zimmerman House (approx. 6.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Floydada (approx. 6.4 miles away); First Methodist Church of Floydada (approx. 6.4 miles away); Floydada Lodge No. 712, A. F. & A. M. (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Floydada.
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
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