The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953 Page: 35
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The Surveyors Fight
J. Baker William F. Henderson ---- McLaughlin
---- Burton Walter P. Lane James Smith
William Jackson William M. Love23
The surveying party was opposed by about three hundred
Indians-not the nomadic Comanche who at this time were
armed only with bows and arrows, but by the Kickapoo, who
knew the white man's ways and many of whom were equipped
with rifles. Evidence indicates that the surveyors killed twice
their number as well as wounding many others. It was, as De
Shields says, one of the bloodiest Indian fights that took place
on Texas soil.24
23Love, Navarro County, 37; Lane, Adventures, 25; De Shields, Border Wars,
247; Brown, Indian Wars, 48, 50.
24After the Civil War a farmer ploughing on the site of the fight turned up a
compass, or transit as it is known today, which was identified as belonging to
William F. Henderson by the fact that his name was engraved on it. The compass
was returned to Harry McCorry Henderson, William F.'s eldest son and the writer's
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