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

First Battle of Adobe Walls

(November 25, 1865)

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
1. First Battle of Adobe Walls Marker
Inscription. Largest Indian battle in Civil War. 15 miles east, at ruins of Bent's Old Fort, on the Canadian.

3,000 Comanches and Kiowas, allies of the South, met 372 Federals under Col. Kit Carson, famous scout and mountain man. Though Carson made a brilliant defense -- called greatest fight of his career -- the Indians won.

Some of the same Indians lost in 1874 Battle of Adobe Walls, though they outnumbered 700 to 29 the buffalo hunters whose victory helped open the Panhandle to settlement.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1690.)
 
Location. 35° 53.538′ N, 101° 26.849′ W. Marker is near Stinnett, Texas, in Hutchinson County. Marker is on State Highway 136 5 miles from Stinnett, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stinnett TX 79083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac McCormick Cottage (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hutchinson County Courthouse (approx. 4.5 miles away); Drift Fence (approx. 4.9 miles away); Plemons Cemetery (approx. 10.4
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
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miles away); Bents Creek (approx. 10.4 miles away); Battle of Adobe Walls (approx. 10.4 miles away); Fritz Thompson Bridge (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
First Battle of Adobe Walls Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
3. First Battle of Adobe Walls Marker
View north on highway 136.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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