Private Tulley

During 1862, Austin Morris, Geo. Frazier, and one or two others had a short Indian fight about two or three miles southeast of Forestburg in Montague County. When the warriors reached a point about four hundred yards from the present town of Forestburg, they struck Private Tulley, who belonged to Capt. Tottey's company, who had been to Wise County on a furlough, and who was returning to camp with a deer across his horse. When Pvt. Tulley reached a point where the present Forestburg stores now stand, he was caught and killed. Members of his own command heard him screaming, but only thought it was somebody herding horses.

Note: Personally interviewed W. A. (Bud) Morris, a nephew of Austin Morris.

The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.


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