Battle Creek Burial Ground
Historical Marker
Dawson, Navarro County, Texas


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Battle Creek Burial Ground

A Surveying party of 25 Texans ran into about 300 Kickapoo Indians on a buffalo hunt; failing to heed warning to leave, the Texans were ambushed on Oct 8, 1838. Only seven survived, and four of these were wounded. After the escape, they came back to bury their comrades in a common grave.  (1966)

Dawson, Navarro County Texas - 1 mile west on State Highway 31

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