Benjamin F. Linn

    In 1862, Benjamin F. Linn, Thomas Sloan, Ash Feazle and two or three others were out cow hunting about seven or eight miles north of San Saba when they came upon approximately ten Comanches. A running fight followed with the Indians in the lead. Benjamin F. Linn received a mortal wound and died a few hours later.

    Note: Before writing this article, the author personally interviewed Newton V. Brown and his brother, Jasper Brown, and others who were living in San Saba 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.

Linn story by Wilbarger

The above story is from Indian Depredations in Texas by J.W. Wilbarger.


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