Indian Raid on Elm Creek, C.S.A.

Indian Raid on Elm Creek, C.S.A. (HM1RBI)

Location: Newcastle, TX 76372 Young County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 10.969', W 98° 51.418'

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Indian troubles continually plagued the Texas frontier in the Civil War, with great loss in lives and property.
     One of the most serious raids occurred near here on Oct. 13, 1864, at Fitzpatrick Ranch. Comanches killed seven ranch people and five Confederate soldiers. Six women and children were kidnapped, 10,000 cattle were stolen.
     Brit Johnson, Negro slave who that day lost his whole family, later "joined" the Comanches, got their confidence, and freed his people. Later Indians punished him with mutilation and death.
Marker Number2636
Year Placed1964
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 513333 N 3671563
Decimal Degrees33.18281667, -98.85696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 10.969', W 98° 51.418'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 10' 58.14" N, 98° 51' 25.08" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10100 US-380, Newcastle TX 76372, US
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