The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953 Page: 34
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
force of the heavy charge of powder and ball threw him over
the bank, knocking him unconscious and breaking the ligature
which bound his thigh. When he recovered consciousness about
two hours later, he crawled to the spring to look for the dead
frog. All that was left floating in the water was a hindquarter;
the rest had been blown to pieces. Violet soon made short work
of the remaining piece.21
When the relief party reached the scene of the fight, the men
found that wolves had stripped the flesh from the bodies. The
remains were gathered and buried. Eighty piles of green brush
were found in the lower ravine, from which Indians had fired,
and under each pile was a copious quantity of blood, proof that
the surveyors had not missed in their shooting.22
No two authorities agree on the number of men in the fight.
Henderson says that there were twenty-four in the party and
twenty-two in the fight. Lane says that there were twenty-three
in the original party, including Love and Jackson, who were sent
for the magnet. Dixon says that there were twenty-four men in
the party. John Henry Brown says that there were twenty-three
men in the fight. The names on the monument which John P.
Cox and the Reverend J. Fred Cox, sons of Euclid M. Cox,
erected in 1882 or 1883 over the grave of the men killed in the
battle contains the names of fourteen who were killed and five
who escaped. This list is obviously incomplete. By comparing
all names given by the different survivors and authorities, the
writer has reached the conclusion that eighteen were killed, seven
escaped, and two were absent, making the total strength of the
original party twenty-seven, as shown below:
Samuel T. Allen J. Hard J. Neal (Neill)
N. Baker A. Houston Thomas Smith
J. Bulloch ---- Ingram ---- Spikes
David Clark James Jones ---- Thomas
Euclid M. Cox P. M. Jones William Trimier
Richard Davis Asa T. Mitchell Rodney Wheeler
21Lane, Adventures, 33-34-
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