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Lieutenant I.N. Walker and Overland Stage Near Salt Creek

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Wichita County, Texas

Company C & D, Ninth U.S. Cavalry; Lt. I.N. Walter in command, had one trooper and two citizens killed on May 30th on Holiday Creek.

The following story is from the book, Horse Sweat and Powder Smoke, by Stanley S. McGowen.

Cpl. Thomas J. Erkenbreck fights Comanches near Little Wichita River, June 26, 1861

Cpl. Thomas J. Erkenbreck fights Comanches near Little Wichita River, June 26, 1861

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