13 February 1857; Vick, Texas: When Comanches stole horses near Center Point, Texas, Sgt. Walter McDonald and a detachment of Company D, 2nd Cavalry, rode out of Camp Verde to catch them. Led by guide "Polly" Rodriguez and two civilians, the cavalry tracked the Comanches west along the Concho River to Kickapoo Creek, southeast of present-day San Angelo, Texas. Upon attacking the Indian camp, McDonald found himself in a sharp contest. His men killed two Comanches and wounded four, but two of his troopers were killed in action and a third was mortally wounded.