Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Lampasas County, Texas

    C.C. Carter who lived about twelve miles north and west of Lampasas, in Lampasas County, while out searching for horses during 1862, about three miles west of his home, was killed by Indians. Mr. Carter was unarmed and hurried on toward the home of A.J. Ivey, who lived about one mile farter west. But before he reached Mr. Ivy's house, the savages shot him three or four times, and attempted to pull him from his horse. When Mr. Carter reached the Ivey residence, he was calling for a gun. But it was too late. For he had already received mortal wounds from the five pursuing savages.

    These Indians were followed by local citizens, who crowded them closely. Several shots were fired, but the red men rushed into the timber and successfully made their escape.

    Note: Before writing this section, the author personally interviewed Geo. Carter, a son of C.C. Carter, and others who were living in Lampasas and adjoining counties when Mr. Carter was killed.

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

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