Benjamin F. Linn

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.

San Saba County, Texas

    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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