Medal of Honor Fight, 1875

Medal of Honor Fight, 1875 (HMNP1)

Location: Comstock, TX 78837 Val Verde County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 42.371', W 101° 21.201'

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In the 1870s, the U.S. Army relied on Black Seminole (Seminole-Negro) Indian scouts in campaigns against raiding Native Americans along the Texas-Mexico border. In April 1875, Lt. John L. Bullis and three scouts — Sergeant John Ward, Private Pompey Factor and Trumpeter Isaac Payne — left Fort Clark to scout for raiders in this area. After four days, they found a fresh trail and on April 25, within a half-mile of this site, they engaged a party of about 30 Comanche Indians with dozens of horses. Outgunned and outnumbered, the scouts withdrew, but Bullis' horse bolted, stranding him. Factor and Payne provided cover fire, and Ward rescued his Lieutenant. The three Seminole scouts later received Medals of Honor for their gallantry.
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HM NumberHMNP1
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Marker Number13504
Year Placed2006
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 9:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 272326 N 3288546
Decimal Degrees29.70618333, -101.35335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.371', W 101° 21.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 22.26" N, 101° 21' 12.06" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7001-7199 Unnamed Road, Comstock TX 78837, US
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