3 November 1859, South-central Texas: Lt. William B. Hazen, with a mounted detachment of Company F, 8th Infantry, and 30 civilian volunteers, rode out of Fort Inge looking for Comanches who had stolen horses and killed two settlers near Sabinal, Texas. Northwest of the fort, near the source of the Llano River, Hazen and his men found and attacked the perpetrators. A sharp fight ensued.
The Comanches wounded Hazen and 3 volunteers. Hazen's men killed 7 Comanches, wounded 1, and recovered 30 horses and some guns.