It was, perhaps, during the year 1863 that John and Wm. McGill, sons of Wm. McGill, Sr., who lived about one mile south of Burnet, were out about five miles to the west with their brother, Sam McGill, and March Thomas, a cousin, when charged by Indians. All escaped excepting John, who received a mortal wound. When the boys reached the home of Thomas Shepherd, who lived about three and one-half miles west of Burnet and about one and one-half miles from where this episode occurred. The McGill brothers and Thomas obtained reinforcements and went back to see about the wounded brother. John was still alive, but died shortly afterwards.
Note: Author interviewed M. J. Bolt and one or two others who lived in Burnet County at the time.
Further Ref.: Wilbarger's Indian Depredations in Texas
The above story is from the book, The West Texas Frontier, by Joseph Carroll McConnell.