Indian Raid on Elm Creek, CSA - Newcastle, Young County, Texas
Address: US 380, W of Newcastle
Directions: From Newcastle, take US 380 West about 8 mi.
Marker #: 5503002636
Year Dedicated: 1964
Size, type: 18" x 28"
Last reported condition: refinish
Indian Raid on Elm Creek, CSA - 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.
Decimal degrees:  N 33.181562   W -98.856539
Degrees, minutes: N 33 10.894   W 098 51.392
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 513374, Northing 3671424
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