Defeat Gap Fight

Comanche County, Texas

    During 1858, Maliki Cox, Don Cox, Simm Welsh, Jack White, Baz Cox, and possibly one or two others, were out about thirteen miles west of Comanche to hunt with dogs. When they reached a point near Defeat Gap, the dogs discovered the presence of Indians, who soon charged the whites. In the fight that followed, Maliki Cox was pinned to his saddle with an arrow. This forced the few whites to retreat, and because of this fight, a gap nearby, has since been known as the Defeat Gap.

    Ref.: Joel Nabers, Dave and Dick Cunningham and others.

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


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