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ANCESTRY ANTHOLOGY: TEXAS STATE HISTORY ASSOCIATION: TEXAS DAY BY DAY: AUGUST 12


Raiding Comanches soundly defeated at Plum Creek

August 12, 1840









On this day in 1840, General Felix Huston,

Col. Edward Burleson,

and others, including Ben McCulloch,Texas Ranger,


fought a running battle with a large party of Comanche Indians.

The battle of Plum Creek occurred as a result of the Council House
Fight, in which 12 Comanche Chiefs were killed.




Chief Buffalo Hump led a retaliatory attack down the Guadalupe valley east and south of Gonzales. The band numbered perhaps as many as 1,000, including the families of the warriors, who followed to make camps and seize plunder. The Comanches swept down the valley, plundering, stealing horses, and killing settlers, and sacked the town of Linnville.

The Texans' volunteer army caught up with the Indians on Plum Creek, near present-day Lockhart, on August 11 and soundly defeated them the next day.

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