Captain Tullius C. Tupper

Archer County, Texas

Picture of Captain Tullius C. Tupper

On October 31st 1870, Captain Tullius C. Tupper's Group G, Sixth Cavalry spent seventeen days scouting between Little and Big Wichita River, Texas, south and east of the Little Wichita. The distance marched was two hundred and thirty miles. They were attacked by Indians on the night of October 6th at 10:30 p.m., about three miles north and thirty-five miles from the mouth of the Little Wichita River. The charge of the Indians was promptly repulsed. Nine horses belonging to the company were lost during the engagement. Heavy and almost incessant rain commenced on the following day and continued for 36 hours, rendering a successful pursuit of the Indians impossible.

Picture of Major Tullius C. Tupper


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