The Battle of Red River Historical

The Battle of Red River Historical (HM1WBR)

Location: Wayside, TX 79094 Armstrong County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 47.904', W 101° 26.168'

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In the opening battle of the U.S. Army's 1874 Indian campaign against the Southern Plains Indian Tribes, a force of 744 soldiers under Col. Nerlson A. Miles fought a 5-hour running battle with the Cheyenne, Comanche and Kiowa 10 mi. E. of this location. The army had been pursuing the bands for several days. The battle marked the first use of the Gatling Gun by the army west of the Mississippi River. Though the army destroyed several Indian villages, they failed to capture any of the Indians or force them back to reservations in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Known today as the Red River War, the campaign against the Indians resulted in their ultimate removal from the Texas panhandle.
Text from: Texas Historic Sites Atlas, Texas Historical Commission.
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Year Placed2004
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees34.79840000, -101.43613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 47.904', W 101° 26.168'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 47' 54.24" N, 101° 26' 10.08" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near TX-207, Wayside TX 79094, US
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