Lone Wolf's Revenge Raid
Road Trip Information
North on 16, in 1875, Houston Bevers and three others
chased six or seven Indians from the Keechi to Flat
Top Mountain. Fire was exchanged and a horse and maybe a raider
In June of 1874, James K. P.
Wright and another J. C. Loving cowboy were moving a herd of cattle
when Wright was charged and killed by Indians, two miles west of Jermyn.
He was on a fast horse and in his over-confidence, tried to make it
a race, something the Indians seldom lost. His saddle was found northwest
of the community of Farmer some twenty years later.
In the fall of 1863, a squad of Newt White's Ranger
Company was riding patrol between Fort Belknap and the Ranger Camp
at Lost Valley when they encountered four Indians. James
Dozier led the fighting that cost three of the Indians their lives.
One spring night in 1870, Fort Worth rancher J. B. Terrell
and about ten of his cowhands were camped at the
Lost Valley pens when they were hit by Indian raiders who got
away with about forty-five head of horses. Bob Durrett was riding
guard and was swept up with the stolen herd but managed to grab an
overhanging limb and escape, though the Indians got his horse and
saddle. The rusty old veteran of the Civil War said that this close
call was more dangerous than anything he had experienced in the eastern
battlefields. Ten days later, these cowboys were more alert when the
same raiders hit them again. This time, the cowboys recovered a dozen
July 10th, 1874, the day before Lone Wolf's Revenge
Raid, a handful of Loving's cowboys were working at pens west of the
ranch house when they were attacked by a dozen Comanche warriors.
The hot fire scattered the attackers but a cowboy named John
Heath was mortally wounded and buried at the ranch, as were the
Kiowa victims the next day.