Davidson and Carter

Coke County, Texas

    During 1861, Capt. Green Burleson of Bell County was in command of a company at Fort Chadbourne. While on a scout at a point about three miles southeast of Big Spring, the rangers charged a large band of Indians. During the fighting, Green Davidson was killed. One warrior was singled off to himself and some of the boys attempted to make him surrender. When Private Carter approached the savage, this warrior thrust an arrow into Carter's body and killed him. Davidson and Carter were buried far out on the frontier near where they were killed. Others were slightly wounded and the savages lost several of their own number.

    Ref.: Mart Flemming, who belonged to the company.

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


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