Colonel O'Neal and Party Fight with the Comanches at Fort Graham

    October 25, 1838, about eleven years before the establishment of the above fort, Colonel O'Neal and his companions engaged a party of Comanches in a bloody battle. As usual, the Indians were heavy losers and after a large number of their warriors had been killed, they fled from the scene of action. The Texans took charge of their camp, which was known as Jose Maria Village.

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