The Battle of Walker's Creek


24 x 48 oil on canvas

  On June 8, 1844 about 80 Comanches ambushed 15 Texas Rangers near the Pedernales river north of San Antonio. The Indians thinking they would have an easy victory were very surprised when the Rangers kept firing their pistols without having to stop and reload. Capt. Jack Hayes had just outfitted his men with the new Colt 5 shot Patterson revolver. This new big medicine caused the Indians to panic and a 3 mile running battle ensued. After suffering 30 killed the Comanche war party leader later stated that he would never fight Jack Hayes again.

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