Clear Fork of the Brazos River

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26 August 1860; Snyder, Texas: Maj. George H. Thomas, later a Union general, led the smallest contingent of the army's summer expeditions of 1860. Company B and a detachment of D, 2nd Cavalry, left Camp Cooper, on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, on 23 July. For a month Thomas trekked around the headwaters of the Concho and Colorado Rivers, searching for hostile bands.

On 26 August, by the head of the Clear Fork near present-day Snyder, Texas, Thomas encountered 11 Comanches. The soldiers killed 1 of them and wounded 2, but not before the Comanches had killed 1 soldier and wounded 5 others, including Thomas. The column quickly returned to Camp Cooper.
Encyclopedia of Indian Wars by Gregory F. Michno
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