Captain W. A. Rafferty

Capt. W. A. Rafferty commanding station at Fort Richardson, Texas, Troop M, Sixth Cavalry on September 26, 1870, left with twenty-two enlisted men of the company and one officer on a scout trip and returned to the post October 7th. They marched a distance of two hundred and thirty miles, killed two Indians beyond Little Wichita River and about sixty-five miles northwest of Fort Richardson, capturing eighteen horses.