By Capt. R.G. Carter´s account, a powerfully built chief on a coal-black horse led the pursuers in ambush. It was Quanah Parker, principal war chief of the Kwahadi Comanches. Carter, realizing the soldiers were in trouble ordered them to pull back. However, the Indians called the strategy. Pvt. Seander Gregg, whose horse gave out, was killed by Quanah Parker.
Gregg was buried at the southeast part of the butte where he was killed on October 10, 1871. Gregg had volunteered for military service on Oct. 24, 1870 and at the time of his death was 21 years old.grave marker from a large sandstone slab was sculptured for Pvt. Max by one of the troopers. The marker has been moved to the Pioneer Memorial Museum for preservation and the government gave a new headstone as a replacement.
Max was born at Tipperary, Ireland, he enlisted May 11, 1870 at New York and was assigned to Troop K, 4th Cavalry.
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