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Indian Fight in the Edge of Jacksboro

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Jack County, Texas

    It was about the year 1867 the savages appeared at the home of Jack Cooper, who lived on the outskirts of the frontier town of Jacksboro. Mr. Cooper, at the time, was away, but his boys exchanged several shots with the Indians who were attempting to steal horses locked in a stable. H.C. (Coon) Cooper received a wound in his shoulder, and much blood indicated that one of the savages was also wounded.

    Note: Author personally interviewed Mrs. Ed. Wohlfforth, A.M. Lasater, B.L. Ham, James Wood.

    Further Ref.: Five Years a Cavalryman, by H.H. McConnell.

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

The following story is from the book, Frontier Defense in the Civil War, by David Paul Smith:

Indian Raid in Jack County

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