Lieutenant Knox's Fight in the Sabinal Canyon
Captain Warfield was placed in command of a company of
rangers stationed near D'Hanis, in 1845, to protect the German Settlements
in that vicinity. A part of his command under the leadership of Lieutenant
Knox, went on a scouting expedition in the Sabinal Canyon. Somewhere
in the vicinity of the present town of Utopia, a large number of Indians
were encountered and in the fight that followed, eight of their number
were killed. Lieutenant Knox lost one man.